SCF Theatre Students and Directors Recognized by SCF District Board of Trustees
(Bradenton, Fla., May 19, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) theatre students and faculty members were recognized by the SCF District Board of Trustees at a May meeting for their accomplishments in 2009-2010 theatre productions.
SCF’s Studio 84 Productions won an Innovation Award from the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) in December for its performance of an adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” set in a hurricane shelter. The play was written by Dean Anthony, SCF fine and performing arts instructor and play director, and Jack Babb, artistic director of Vienna’s International Theatre.
In February, Studio 84 Productions’ performance of “Dracula” earned a “superior” rating from FCCAA. Individual students recognized were performers Katelyn Studer as Lucy and Carl MacMichael as Renfield. Also honored were technicians Savannah Faircloth, stage manager/light board operator; Elber Perlaza, sound designer; and Richard Austin, sound board operator. The play was directed by Kenneth Erickson Jr., designer of the highly acclaimed set.
Studer and Faircloth also were honored with awards from the local chapter of Delta Psi Omega, an international theatre honor society for two-year colleges. Studer won Best Actress in Leading Role for her portrayal of Dana in “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” and Hyppolita in “Amphitryon” as well as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Lucy in “Dracula.”
Faircloth won the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for her role as stage manager for “Dracula” and “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball.”
SCF Board Chairman Steve Harner, SCF theatre students
Katelyn Studer and Savannah Faircloth and SCF President
Dr. Lars A. Hafner.