- Career Development
|Ellen Stewart Career Achievement in Professional Theatre and Career Achievement in Academic Theatre|
The highest honors bestowed by ATHE are two Career Achievement Awards: the first, the Ellen Stewart Career Achievement Award in Professional Theatre, is given to an individual who is primarily based in professional theatre; the second, the Career Achievement in Academic Theatre Award, is given to an individual who is primarily based in academic theatre. Each award indicates a career of distinguished service to the field. Frequently recipients have distinguished careers that overlap both areas.
The following is a list of six prioritized criteria to be applied to potential candidates for either award:
In addition to these major criteria common to both awards, candidates should be known for supporting multiculturalism and diversity in theatre and/or education. In the case of the Career Achievement in Academic Theatre Award, recognized scholarly and/or creative contributions, work with professional organizations, and service to students should be considered.
ATHE membership is encouraged but not required of nominators and nominees. Nominees for Career Achievement may be considered for more than one award cycle. Winners will be contacted in May and a public announcement will be made in early June. The awardee will receive up to $400 in travel expenses (reimbursement), conference registration, and one night in the conference hotel.
The nomination period for the 2020 award is closed.