The Tony Awards®, along with Carnegie Mellon University, are looking for the teachers who helped created the next generation of theatre artists. These are dedicated professionals who discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them, and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals.
Members of the public are invited to submit candidates for the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award by telling the story of a theatre educator who made a difference in their lives, and the lives of others. The winning teacher will receive the Award at the 70th annual Tony Awards on June 12, and be acknowledged on the CBS telecast.
The winner will also receive a cash prize for his or her school, a flight to New York City, hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the Tony Awards Ceremony and Gala. Additionally, a select number of finalists will each receive $1,000 for their schools, a flight for one to New York City, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the Tony Awards Nominee Luncheon.
Eligible candidates must be current theatre educators at an accredited K-12 institution or reputable theatre organization within the United States. Candidate submissions will be accepted from current or past students, parents or other members of the community. Submissions will be accepted until February 29, 2016. Candidates will be screened and vetted by a panel of judges from The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University.
For more information about the Theatre Education Award and to submit your candidate, please visit the Tony Awards Education Award webpage. #ApplaudMyTeacher
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