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Awards List

A. EUGENE AND ELLA STEWART DAVENPORT LITERARY AWARD IN PLAYWRITING (1960) – Established by John Davenport, Knox faculty (1945-1972) in 1960. Prizes in creative writing of fiction, drama, poetry and playwriting. The award memorializes his parents.

COLTON PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PERFORMANCE (1876) – Awarded annually to the student judged most outstanding in a public performance in speech or theatre. Established for the Gnothautii Literary Society by Gen. David D. Colton, class of 1853.

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD IN THE THEATRE ARTS (1982) – Awarded to the senior student, selected by the theatre faculty, who has demonstrated extraordinary ability in the field of the theatre arts. Established by an anonymous donor in honor of Linda Elizabeth Karger, class of 1961.

VAN CLUTE PRIZE (1967) – Awarded to the student making the greatest improvement in the department of Theatre. Established by bequest of Jessie Van Clute Johnson, class of 1902.

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH MEMORIAL PRODUCTION AWARD IN STUDIO THEATRE (1990) – Awarded annually to cover direct expenses associated with productions in Studio Theatre. Established in memory of Jean Bloomquist McBath, class of 1958, by her parents, Paul W. '32 and Mildred Bloomquist.

SMITH V. BRAND SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded to the current student demonstrating excellent scholarship.



2017 – 2018

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Aidan Murphy for  Torvald!
2 nd Place: Jayel Gant for Marigold; A Sibling Sketch, based on a short story by Morgan Blakley

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Hannah Levine for her performance as Margaret in The Drowning Girls and Emma Bowman for her performance of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Emma Lipson

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Ben Rezko

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Brady Comenduley for his work as the director of both Clean House and Dead Man's Cell Phone



2016 – 2017

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Deja Jenkins for A Matter of Life (and Maybe Death)
2 nd Place: Evelyn Coffin for Fade Out
3 rd Place: Mic Pori for Pray For Us Lucifer
Honorable Mention: Matt Koester for Dumpster Divas

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Ian Tully for his performance as King Richard in Richard III

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE - HONORABLE MENTION
Aidan Croft, for his performance as Mr. Doyle in The Nether
Tristan Yi, for his performance as Mr. Sims & Papa in The Nether

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Ian Tully

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Caroline Foulk

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Emma Lister for her work as scenic designer, scenic artist and props designer on many Studio Theatre productions



2015 – 2016

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Karli Shields for The Whole Foods Play
2 nd Place: Aidan Murphy for Titans of the Savanna
3 rd Place: Julia Schroeder for Necking

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE

The ensemble of the Rep Term production of Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings, directed by Jeff Grace –

Niki Acton, Caleb Awe, Miranda Curtis, Holden Meier, Theresa Murphy, Natalie Polechonski, Dakota Stipp, Padraig Sullivan, Emily Trevor, Ian Tully, Sophie Utpadel, Julie Wertheimer, and Tristan Yi

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Sophie Click

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
None

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Niki Acton, for her work on The Lost Girls



2014 – 2015

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Niki Acton for something like silk (a compact history of wombs)
2 nd Place: Aidan Murphy for Burning Out
3 rd Place: Bridget Golembiewski for My Dinner with Atreus

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Ian Tully, for his performance as Steve in A Funny Walk Home - Part of "The Caffe Cino Project"

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Emily Ioppolo

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
John Bird

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Emily Antoff, for her direction of The Clean House



2013 – 2014

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Sofia Drummond-Moore for We Are Survived By
2 nd Place: Nicole Acton for McComb, 1964
3 rd Place: Michelle Secunda for Nightmares
Honorable Mention: Tyler Robinson for Gatekeeper

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Rose Dolezal, for her performance as Catherine Givings in In The Next Room (or the vibrator play)

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Rebekah Heusel

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Jonathon Hewelt

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Jordyn Stewart, for her direction of Playhouse Creatures



2012 – 2013

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Samantha Paul for Cover-up
Runner-up: Ivan Keta for The Girl in the Diner: a play in three meals.

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Avery Wigglesworth, for her performance as Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Franzesca Mayer

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Avery Wigglesworth, for her direction of Desdemona



2011 – 2012

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Alyssa Gill for Pulp
2 nd Place: Autumn McGarr for Thanksgiving with Klaus
3 rd Place: Ben Lee for Crash by Sunny Bow Mar Lake
Honorable Mention: Miranda Loeber for Mnemonic

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Nellie Ognacevic, for her performance of Feste in Twelfth Night

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Ivy Reid

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Katie Haynes

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Kate Donoghue, for her direction of Cleansed



2010 – 2011

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: William C. Goehring
2 nd Place: Anna M. Goldbeck
3 rd Place: Caroline E. Castro

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Eleanor Kay Ogacevic

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Alexandra Dewald

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Elizabeth Maryjeanne Picurro

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
No Award



2009 – 2010

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Caroline Castro
2 nd Place: Katie Johnston

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Jack Dryden

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Allison Smith

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Kathryn Flynn

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Samantha Newport



2008 – 2009

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
No Award

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Daniel Fisher-Bruns

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Randall Geary

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Kathleen Jeanne Dickinson



2007 – 2008

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Caroline Castro
2 nd Place: Brittany Alsot

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Matthew Allis, Meghan Reardon

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Courtney Meaker, Meghan Reardon, Ariel Lauryn

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Ariel Lauryn

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Michael Charles Smith



2006 – 2007

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Brian Patrick Conley
2 nd Place: Rebecca King
3 rd Place: Evan Sawdey

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Eden Newmark, Sara Bigus

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Brian Patrick Conley

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Jessica Drew

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Brian Patrick Conley



2005 – 2006

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
No Award

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Heather Courtney

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Anjalika Kapur, Christopher Storey

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Chelsea Morgan Lynn



2004 – 2005

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
No Award

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Sylvie Davidson

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jacqueline Dehne

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Constance Edwards, Nathan Thompson

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Chelsea Morgan Lynn



2003 – 2004

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
No Award

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Sylvie Davidson

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jennifer Mary Ocken

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Julia Beale

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Jeffrey Williams Henrickson



2002 – 2003

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Nathaniel Kelly
2 nd Place: David Urlakis

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Amanda Horton

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
David Urlakis

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Nathaniel Kelly



2001 – 2002

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Mara S. Mindell
2 nd Place: Heather Frankland
3 rd Place: Evelyn Dechard

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Amanda Horton

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Mary Elaine Moralis

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Jacob Finn

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Mary Elaine Morales



2000 – 2001

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Shannon Latimer
2 nd Place: Elaine Farrugia
3 rd Place: Alana Papernik

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Benjamin Myers, David Urlakis

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Rachel Marie Sypniewski

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Stephanie Roosa

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Shannon Christine Latimer, Pauline Fatyga



1999 – 2000

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Erin Hawley
2 nd Place: Jaclynn Jutting
3 rd Place: Douglas Roche

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Bree Elrod

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Ted DeLong, Meg Morley

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Sarah Zimmerman

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Stephanie Marie Roosa



1998 – 1999

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Jennifer Seidelman

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Bree Elrod

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Rachel Lynn Michalski

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Jessica Jurgens

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
No Award



1997 – 1998

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Benjamin Gaa
2 nd Place: Philip Mottaz

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Stephen John Gottcent

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Timothy James Lord

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Jocelyn Slowey

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Rachel Michalski



1996 – 1997

DAVENPORT AWARD IN PLAYWRITING
1 st Place: Timothy James Lord
2 nd Place: Jennifer Seidelman
3 rd Place: Jessica Jurgens

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Kate Tummelson

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jennifer Kay Werner

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Allison Greaves

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Jennifer Kay Werner



1995 – 1996

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Arthur Allen Doderlein

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Brian Tibbets

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Angela Valetutto

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Angela Valetutto



1994 – 1995

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Caitlin Muelder

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Shannon Strom

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Elinor Robinson

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Angela Valetutto



1993 – 1994

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Arthur Allen Doderlein

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jennifer Ward

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Michael Smith

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Keith Marran, Jennifer Ward



1992 – 1993

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Katherine Anne Arfken, Andrew Cummings Uhlenhopp

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Craig Choma, Danielle Shullaw

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Katherine Ann Arfken

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Craig Choma



1991 – 1992

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Kelly Hogan

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Kelly Hogan, Matthew Roth

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Jamie Querciagrossa

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Matthew Roth



1990 – 1991

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Keith Marran

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Matthew Cutter

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Julianne Ewry

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Jamie Querciagrossa, Matthew Roth



1989 – 1990

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Ann Voortman

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jennifer Ann Voortman

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Christine Ryan

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
No Award



1988 – 1989

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Ann Voortman

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Catherine Stewart

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
John Anderson

JEAN BLOOMQUIST MCBATH AWARD
Jan Stevens, Nedra Woodard



1987 – 1988

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Ann Voortman

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jennifer Blitz

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Noah B. Weiner



1986 – 1987

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Ann Voortman

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Salil Singa

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
No Award



1985 – 1986

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Lisa Metz

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Lisa Metz, Byron Wallace

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Amiee Coath



1984 – 1985

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Aimee Coath, Lisa Metz

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Todd Thurman

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Keith Belzer



1983 – 1984

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Adam Bruns, Lisa Metz

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Lisa Whitlach

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
No Award



1982 – 1983

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Lisa Metz

LINDA ELIZABETH KARGER AWARD
Jesse Dabson

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Peggy Sleeth



1981 – 1982

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
J. Thomas Dabson

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Elizabeth Hegstrom



1980 – 1981

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Steven Maxey



1979 – 1980

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Clarissa Wylie, Donald Youngberg



1978 – 1979

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
No award



1977 – 1978

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
No award



1976 – 1977

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Marcia Norman



1975 – 1976

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Patricia Littrell



1974 – 1975

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Daniel Interlandi, Michael Lincoln



1973 – 1974

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Angela Rightnowar



1972 – 1973

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Lawrence Hults



1971 – 1972

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Thomas Crabtree

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Carol Marik, Paul Schreiber



1970 – 1971

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Thomas Crabtree

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Stanley Eastberg



1969 – 1970

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Thomas Crabtree



1968 – 1969

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
No Award



1967 – 1968

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Richard Scovie

VAN CLUTE PRIZE
Glenn Paule



1966 – 1967

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Richard Uebner



1965 – 1966

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Judith Dugan



1964 – 1965

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Thomas Hinton



1963 – 1964

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Sandra Allison



1962 – 1963

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Sandra Allison



1961 – 1962

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Charles Forbes



1960 – 1961

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Lee Benham



1953 – 1960

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award



1952 – 1953

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Craig Lovitt



1951 – 1952

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Craig Lovitt



1950 – 1951

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Dennis Brady, Hoke Smith



1949 – 1950

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Clarence Furrow, Lynn Nelson



1948 – 1949

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Roger Herlean



1947 – 1948

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Irwin Watson



1946 – 1947

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
James Bowman



1945 – 1946

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Robert Hershberger



1944 – 1945

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Ruth Bachrach



1943 – 1944

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Gene Schwilck



1942 – 1943

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award



1941 – 1942

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Edwin Armstrong



1940 – 1941

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
No Award



1939 – 1940

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Homer Harlan



1938 – 1939

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
David Hamm



1937 – 1938

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Kenneth Walker



1936 – 1937

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
William Suchy



1935 – 1936

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
William Suchy



1934 – 1935

COLTON PRIZE IN PERFORMANCE
Vincent Thomas

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