Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Tony for Teachers
For my 1,000th post since starting this blog in 2010, I am happy to announce a new Tony Award category. The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University are teaming up to present, for the first time, the Excellence in Theatre Education Award. Nominations are being accepted online now through March 31st for theater educators in K-12 institutions. To be eligible, according to Broadway.com, "nominees must be current teachers at an accredited K-12 institution or recognized community theater organization anywhere in the United States. He or she must be a teacher whose position is dedicated to and/or includes aspects of theater education." Nominations may be submitted by anyone -- friends, relatives, students, neighbors, school administrators, etc. The submissions will be judged by a panel comprising The American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, Carnegie Mellon University, and leaders of the theater industry. The panelists will select the finalists and the winner.