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ATHE 2020 Oscar Brockett Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education
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The Award for Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education honors a college-level faculty member whose superiority as a teacher of theatre is recognized by students and colleagues, who has provided inspiration through instruction in theatre to students and teachers of theatre, who has promulgated and practiced high standards of teaching and theatre, and who has created strong and effective interpersonal communication in studios, shops, rehearsal halls, and/or classrooms through advising, mentoring and all aspects of the student/teacher relationship.

View a list of past awardees here

Nominees must:

  • Have taught at the college level, either full or part-time for ten years. (These need not be consecutive.)
  • Have had tremendous impact on students as scholars/artists and on their lives as members of the theatre community.
  • Be an outstanding teacher in any area of theatre.
  • Have created in students the effects listed above.

Nominators should submit a letter of nomination that addresses the above criteria in detail. Nominators must also attach five to ten additional letters from supporters who also speak to the above criteria. The letters of support are requested by and sent to the nominator. If a nominator receives more than ten letters of support, only the strongest ten should be sent in their entirety along with the nominator’s letter. ATHE membership is encouraged but not required of nominators and nominees. Nominees for Outstanding Teacher may be considered for more than one award cycle. 

The winner 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.

View the subcommittee here

For questions, contact Subcommittee Chair Bud Coleman or Vice President for Awards Dassia N. Posner.

The nomination period for the 2020 award is closed.

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