Distinguished Achievement Award Winners
Barbara E.R. Lucas
As part of the 46th Annual Conference & Stage Expo, USITT will celebrate outstanding achievement of several individuals who have lifelong records of outstanding contributions in a specialized area. As part of the 46th Annual Conference & Stage Expo, USITT will celebrate outstanding achievement of several individuals who have lifelong records of outstanding contributions in a specialized area.
Rosemary Ingham will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award for Costume Design, while also being honored for her outstanding contributions as an author. Ms. Ingham's designs have been seen at the Long Wharf Theatre, the Alley Theatre, the Dallas and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, American Players Theatre, and others. She has served on the theatre faculties of Southern Methodist University and Mary Washington College. She is the author of From Page to Stage: How Theatre Designers Make Connections Between Texts and Images and, with Liz Covey, The Costumer's Handbook, The Costume Technician's Handbook, and The Costume Designer's Handbook. Ms. Ingham and Ms. Covey were honored with a USITT Golden Pen Award in 2004.
Frazier Marsh will be honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Theatre Management. Mr. Marsh, much of whose work was in Kentucky, will be recognized for his work with Actors Theatre of Louisville where he is production manager. He has been with ATL since 1977 and now supervises the technical operations for Actors' busy schedule of plays which in 2005-2006 includes eight regular-season shows plus the Humana Festival. Mr. Marsh's expertise also includes his work as a director, a role he has served for over 25 productions.
Don and Carolyn Davis will be recognized together with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Sound Design & Technology. Their work has spanned more than five decades, starting in the audio industry in 1951 with the Golden Ear high fidelity store in Lafayette, Indiana. They co-authored Sound System Engineering, originally published in and since updated, and founded Syn-Aud-Con. Both are Fellows of the Audio Engineering Society and have been the joint recipients of many awards. They are well-known and respected for teaching the essential ideas of audio and acoustics.
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg's achievements in scene design will also be honored. Ms. Kellogg's Broadway credits include Any Given Day and George C. Scott's revival of On Borrowed Time, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She received a Pew Charitable Trust Residency at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1992-94 and, since 1995 has been has been an associate professor of design at Colgate University since 1995.
Ming Cho Lee will be honored for his work in education, complementing previous USITT awards for his work. Mr. Lee is the subject of the second book in the USITT Monograph Series which will be available for the first time at the 2006 Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Mr. Lee, a faculty member of the Yale School of Drama, has also taught at New York University, and as a master teacher throughout the United States. Mr. Lee is now reaching a second generation of American stage design students and educators.
James. L. Moody will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design recognizing a body of work which extends over many years and was seen by millions. He also will be the center of the Lighting Commission's Distinguished Achievement session, more fully described here.
All the Distinguished Achievement awards will be presented as part of the Conference and then acknowledged again at the Annual Awards Banquet which concludes the Conference.