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UNCW Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff Nominated for Wilmington Theater Awards

Monday, February 04, 2019

Once again, UNCW’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni shine as nominees in the 8th annual StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards.
 
Full- and part-time theatre department faculty and staff members, current students and graduates were recognized for their directing, acting and design talents in 10 categories:  
  
Best Play: 
“Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts 
 
Director, Play: 
--Shane Fernando ’00; ’09M; “Buyer & Cellar,” Thalian Hall Cube Theatre  
--Christopher Marino; “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts 
 
Actor, Play: 
Tyler Crittenden ’17 as Alex More in “Buyer & Cellar,” Thalian Hall Cube Theatre  
 
Actress, Play: 
Esther Williamson as Viola/Caesario in “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts 
 
Supporting Actor, Play: 
--Matt Carter ’17 as Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet,” Dram Tree Shakespeare 
--Tommy Goodwin ’20 as Bennie in “Getting Out,” UNCW Department of Theatre  
--Ashley Strand as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts 
 
Supporting Actress, Play: 
Jessica Farmer ’18 as Abby in “In Sanity,” Pineapple-Shaped Lamps 
 
Set Design: 
Max Lydy; “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts 
  
Costumes: 
--Jessica Gaffney; “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts 
--Mark Sorensen; “Dr. Faustus,” UNCW Department of Theatre 
 
Lighting Design: 
John McCall ’17; “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” Alchemical Theatre Co. and the Lumina Festival of the Arts 
 
Original Production: 
“Dr. Faustus,” adapted by Christopher Marino with original songs by Adrian Varnam, UNCW Department of Theatre 
 
Online public voting ends at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8. The award recipients will be formally announced at Thalian Hall on March 20. 
 
-- Kristian Worthy ’19