Awarded annually by departmental faculty to one* graduating senior or recent graduate who has shown exceptional dedication, promise, and intellectual rigor, to encourage his or her continuing education in theater. Prize is accompanied by a cash award of $1500.
*Prior to 2017, the Benston Award was awarded to no more than two graduating seniors or recent graduates.
Benston Award Past Recipients
|2016||Nysa Loudon & Devin Porter|
|2015||Troizel Carr & Travis Draper|
|2014||Jacob Krakovsky & Michael Lewis|
|2010||John Casavant & Leesa Haspel|
|2009||Chantress Dixon & Elise Wulff|
|2008||Penny Flick & Nathan Green|
|2007||Caity DiSanza & John Evenden|
|2006||Angela Porter & Elizabeth Willis|
|2005||Sarah Powers & Lori Watson|
|2004||Anne Maxwell & Amy Silverberg|
|2003||T. Brian Green & Raife Baker|
|2002||Taylor Dooley & Snehal Desai|
|2001||Mark Blankenship & Thomas Fish|
|1999||Park Krausen & Hope Mirlis|
|1998||Matt Pomerantz & Catherine Shrout|
Awarded annually to the student who has offered selfless and generous contributions of time, ability, and enthusiasm to the Theater Studies Department, Theater Emory, and student theater – to the whole of Theater at Emory.
Award amount of $500.
Brenda Bynum Award Past Recipients
|2015||Ian Trutt & Yiran Wang|
|2007||Stephanie (Bruno) Castro|
Awarded annually (in sequential rotation) by decision of the faculty of the various Emory College arts departments/programs. Recipient is an arts discipline major in her or his junior or senior year with demonstrated need, merit, and commitment to their major program. Funded by the endowment from a 1998 gift of the Emory University Woman’s Club and intended for such purposes as international study abroad or other enrichments not otherwise available to the recipient. Award is approximately $1,800.
Emory Woman's Club Arts Scholarship Past Recipients
Bestowed annually by vote of the Theater Studies faculty on a junior or senior Theater Studies major or minor who has shown outstanding ability in acting. Theater majors and minors vote to acknowledge the faculty member who has done the most to influence the development of his or her students. Established in 2002 by Saralee G. Fine (85G) and Robert A. Fine.
Award amount of $1,000.
Fine Student Award Recipients
|2016||Yiran "Charles" Wang|
|2011||Michael J. Lewis|
|2010||Sophie Edwards & Claire Rigsby|
Fine Faculty Award Recipients
|2003||Alice N. Benston|
Recipients are selected by the Theater Studies faculty with input from the Board of the Friends of Theater at Emory. Two to three awards, endowed through the Theater Endowment Fund, may be given each year:
- to one or two graduating seniors in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement, leadership, and valuable contribution through a body of work to Theater Emory. Student winners receive a cash ward of $1000.
- to a professional guest artist with a demonstrated record of mentoring students, artistic achievement, and valuable collaboration through a body of work to Theater Emory.
Friends of Theater at Emory Student Award
|2016||Parker Ciliax & Zana Pouncey|
|2015||Natalia Via & Kristen Wilty|
|2014||Emma Calabrese, Taylor Claire Kinser & Cody Read|
|2013||Rachel DelGaudio & Mitchell Amstutz|
|2012||Christina Barber & Rebecca Lipman|
|2011||Josh Izaak & Daniel Weiss|
|2010||Courtney Greever & Eliana Marianes|
|2009||Christie Pettitt-Schieber & Emma Yarbrough|
|2008||Leah Hamos & Caitlin Reeves|
|2007||Dave Quay & Sharon Sibley|
|2003||T. Brian Green & Roy Howington|
|1999||Ariel (Bennett) Fristoe|
Friends of Theater at Emory Professional Award
|2016||Hugh Adams & Jane Garver|
|2015||Ken Hornbeck & Alan Yeong|
|2009||Ellen McQueen & Jim Peck|
|2005||Megan (Monaghan) Rivas|
The Sudler Prize for Achievement in the Arts is awarded annually to two graduating seniors (one in fine arts and one in performing arts) for outstanding achievement in studio art, creative writing, dance, music, or theater. The recipient need not be an arts major, but should demonstrate the highest degree of artistic excellence. The prize was established at Emory in 1983 by Mr. Louis Sudler, a Chicago businessman, musician, and philanthropist, who endowed the same prize at 14 other universities and colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Chicago, Stanford, Oberlin, and Dartmouth. Prize is accompanied by a cash award of about $6000.
Sudler Prize Past Recipients
|2004||Brian Crawford & Lauren Gunderson (English & Creative Writing; TS Minor)|
|1998||Ariel (Bennett) Fristoe|
|1997||Anna J. Bahney (Sociology & TS)|
|1993||Catherine E. Larson|
|1985||Andrew C. Ordover|
Awarded in recognition of superior contributions to the generation and creation of new plays. This award celebrates Ms. Miller’s two decades of service as Managing Director of Theater Emory and to the Friends of Theater at Emory. First given in 2005.
Pat Miller Playmaker Award Past Recipients
|2006||Peter Hardy, The Essential Theatre|
|2005||Out of Hand Theater, Inc.|