UNCW Faculty and Alumnus Receive 2019 Wilmington Theater Awards

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged by UNCW’s Lumina Festival of the Arts and Alchemical Theatre Co., scored the most wins of any play in the 8th annual StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards.

Associate professor Christopher Marino took home an award for Best Director of Play for his production of Twelfth Night. John McCall ’17, the projection, sound and electric supervisor for the Department of Theatre, was awarded Best Lighting Design for his work on the play. Twelfth Night also earned a Best Supporting Actor award for Ashley Strand, who portrayed Sir Andrew Aguecheek.

"Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of these awards. We are especially thrilled with the recognition of the excellent work of one of our resident companies, Alchemical Theatre Company, for their production of Twelfth Night,” said Thomas Salzman, chair of the Department of Theatre. “UNCW’s theatre faculty and staff continue to display their excellence in producing lively, relevant art for our community.”

Several individuals among UNCW'S faculty, staff, students and alumni were nominated for the awards in February for their directing, acting and design talents. To view the full list from the Theater Awards, visit StarNews.

-- Kristian Worthy ’19 and Andrea Monroe Weaver