UNCW Faculty Members, Alumna Win at the Wilmington Theater Awards

Monday, February 01, 2016

Two members of the UNCW theatre faculty and an alumna of the theatre program were among winners Jan. 29 in the 2016 StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards.

Assistant Professor Christopher Marino was awarded Best Director of a Play for his work on the UNCW Department of Theatre’s production of Hamlet; Associate Professor Max Lydy won Best Set Design for Macbeth, presented by Dram Tree Shakespeare; and Maria Katsadouros ’13 was named Best Actress in a Play for her role as Honey in the Thalian Association’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

“We are proud to be part of the Wilmington theater scene and that many of our faculty, staff, students and alumni were recently acknowledged during the Wilmington Theater Awards,” said Thomas Salzman, chair of the Department of Theatre. “UNCW’s theatre program continues its rich tradition of providing quality productions on campus, and its faculty, staff, students and alumni regularly contribute to the artistic well-being of many theater organizations around town. This speaks to the quality of the education at UNCW.”  

The UNCW community garnered 20 total nominations for this year’s theater awards. Nominees included Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in the Best Play category, as well as UNCW faculty and staff, students and alumni.

-- Tricia Vance