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Actors’ Congratulates Recent Scholarship Winners!

059475-3d-transparent-glass-icon-hat-graduationActors’ Theatre would like to send a big congratulations to Preston Mulligan, Patrick Nowak and Meeka Postman, all recent winners of theatre scholarships! Take a moment to read more about the scholarships and these amazing local performers in this article from mlive:

Rising local actors awarded $6,000 in scholarships at Festival of the Arts 2014

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three scholarships worth $6,000 for young actors were among the awards presented during Festival of the Arts 2014.

Winners of the Combined Theatre Scholarships for budding thespians in the Grand Rapids area are Preston Mulligan, Patrick Nowak and Meeka Postman.

One of the three awards, formerly known as the Grand Award Scholarship, was renamed the Paul Dreher Scholarship in honor of the former managing director of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre who died in June 2013.

[Read more about the recipients in the full article…]

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Congratulations to Combined Theatre Scholarship Winners!

From www.mlive.com:

Three young theatrical artists in Grand Rapids awarded $6,000 in Combined Theatre Scholarships

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three scholarships worth $6,000 were presented to area theater students last week during Festival of Arts.

The Combined Theatre Scholarship program, managed through the Grand Rapids Foundation, annually awards three scholarships, selected by a committee representing Actors’ Theatre, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Circle Theatre, Jewish Theatre, Heritage Theatre Group and Broadway Grand Rapids.

The three 2013 Combined Theatre Scholarship winners are Brooke Bruce Purnell, Daniel Orris Jr., and L. William Vicari.

Each will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The annual Grand Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in Grand Rapids-area community theater, helps raise money for the Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund for high school and college students.

The 2013 winners are:

• Daniel Orris Jr., of Kentwood, awarded the David and Emma Nicolette Scholarship, has appeared as Billy Robins in “An American Daughter” and Simcha Grubrnik in “The Last Laugh,” both with Jewish Theatre of Grand Rapids. But most of the Aquinas College student’s work in community and college theatre has been on deck crews or as light board or sound board operators for productions including “Reckless” at Aquinas College, “A Steady Rain” for Actors’ Theatre, and “See How They Run” for Circle Theatre among others.

• Brook Bruce Purnell, of Grand Rapids, awarded the Norma Brink Scholarship, has worked backstage in Circle Theatre’s production of “Treasure Island,” Jewish Theatre’s production of “My Name is Asher Lev,” and Civic Theatre’s production of “Fame: The Musical.”

But the student at Aquinas College has starred as Agnes in Heritage Theatre’s production of “School for Wives” and as Karen in Grand Rapids Community College’s production of “For Better” as well as in ensemble casts for Civic Theatre’s production of “James and the Giant Peach” and in Aquinas College productions of “Chicago: The Musical” and “Amadeus.”

• Will Vicari, awarded the Grand Award Scholarship, first appeared as a street urchin in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of “La Boheme” in 2004 and has since appeared in the children’s ensemble of the national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” presented by Broadway Grand Rapids, in 2005.

The student at Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School also has played Kurt in Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s 2007 production of “The Sound of Music,” in the ensemble of Circle Theatre’s 2010 production of “Annie,” and as the Ghost of Christmas Past in Civic Theatre’s 2012 production of “A Christmas Carol.”

But his primary interest is in design and production, especially wig and makeup design, working on over 20 area productions since 2010 including for “How to Succeed in Business” and “Ain’t Misbehavin” with Circle Theatre, “The Magic Flute” for Opera Grand Rapids, and “Hairspray,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Wizard of Oz” for Civic Theatre.

The three winners were acknowledged Saturday, June 8, 2013 on the Calder Stage during Festival of the Arts. They’ll be recognized again at the 17th annual Grand Awards, which will be held in the fall.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Combined Theatre Scholarships

Actors’ Theatre would like to congratulate the winners of the Combined Theatre Scholarships!  Jeffery Kaczmarczk wrote an article on mlive.com about the presentation of the awards at Festival this weekend.:

Festival of the Arts honors four winners sharing $7,500 in Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarships
Published: Saturday, June 02, 2012
By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | jkaczmarczyk@mlive.com 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Four scholarships worth $7,500 were presented during Festival of Arts as part of the Combined Theatre Scholarship program.

The annual Grand Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in Grand Rapids-area community theater, help raise money for the Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund for high school and college students.

The awards are selected by a committee representing Actors’ Theatre, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Circle Theatre, Jewish Theatre, Heritage Theatre Group and Broadway Grand Rapids.

Committee members Fred Sebulske and Reed Bretz announced the awards today on the Calder Stage at Festival of the Arts.

The four winners are:

Joseph Becherer, of East Grand Rapids— David and Emma Nicolette Scholarship – $2,500

Jacob Loader, of Grand Rapids— Grand Award Scholarship – $2,500

Aaron Guest, of Rockford, — Norma Brink Scholarship – $1,500

Mary Lehmann, of Comstock Park — Norma Brink Scholarship – $1,000

Winners will be acknowledged again at the 16th annual Grand Awards, which will be held in the fall.

Jeralyn Pinsky, who has been an actor and director in local theater for more than 40 years, was awarded the Norma Brink Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th annual Grand Awards, held last October at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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So Many Scholarships!

Heads Up Students!  There are a a number of scholarship opportunities right now.  Check them out:

All Students:

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has a wonderful list of scholarships available to students on their website.  If you are a theatre student, make sure you check out the Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarship!  (Click the Separate Application section for details.)

Theatre Students:

2012 Cederic Ward and James Mitchell Scholarship Opportunities

Have you volunteered at Circle Theatre?

Two Circle Theatre Scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to an individual who by their own contribution to Circle Theatre, demonstrated ability, talent and dedication to the theatre arts and are enrolled in an accredited college or training program.

Applications are due on April 2, 2012 and are available by calling the Circle Theatre offices at 616.632.1982 or emailing lbrown@circletheatre.org

 

Actors’ Theatre: Fred and Mickey Sebulske Scholarships

Have you volunteered at Actors’ Theatre?

Actors’ Theatre will award a two scholarship of $1,000 each to individuals who, by his/her own contribution to theatre, has demonstrated ability, talent and dedication to theatre arts.

The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrollment in an accredited college or training program, with preference given to a theatre arts major
  • Work experience at Actors’ Theatre, either on stage or behind the scenes

Actors’ Theatre may contact finalists for an interview during May 2012 to determine the recipient. The Board of Directors will base its decision on information contained in the application, any attached documentation, and, if conducted, the interview. Actors’ Theatre will announce the winning recipient by May 31, 2012, and will grant the award after verifying the candidate’s academic enrollment.

Because this is an annual competitive award, previous recipients must reapply each year. No person is eligible to receive the award more than two times.

Click here to download an application.

Please send completed applications to:
Actors’ Theatre
Mickey Sebulske Scholarship
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by or emailed before April 30, 2012.

Get your applications in today!

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Calling All Theatre Students – Fred and Mickey Sebulske Scholarship

ACTORS’ THEATRE FRED AND MICKEY SEBULSKE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2012

Actors’ Theatre will award a two scholarship of $1,000 each to individuals who, by his/her own contribution to theatre, has demonstrated ability, talent and dedication to theatre arts.

The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrollment in an accredited college or training program, with preference given to a theatre arts major
  • Work experience at Actors’ Theatre, either on stage or behind the scenes

Actors’ Theatre may contact finalists for an interview during May 2012 to determine the recipient. The Board of Directors will base its decision on information contained in the application, any attached documentation, and, if conducted, the interview. Actors’ Theatre will announce the winning recipient by May 31, 2012, and will grant the award after verifying the candidate’s academic enrollment.

Because this is an annual competitive award, previous recipients must reapply each year. No person is eligible to receive the award more than two times.

Click here to download an application.

Please send completed applications to:
Actors’ Theatre
Mickey Sebulske Scholarship
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by or emailed before April 30, 2012.

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