Dramaturgy Students Honored at 2017 KCACTF Conference

At this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region 1), recent Emerson alumni Kerri Killeen (’16) and Sam Buntich (’16) were winners in two categories for their work on Emerson Stage’s 2016 production of Richard III, directed by Maureen Shea. Killeen and Buntich’s work was honored with the Dramaturgy Program Note Regional Award, as well as the LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award (Alternate). 


The LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award is designed to recognize contributions by student dramaturgs to the conception, development and production of theater within their colleges and universities, or to educational projects in dramaturgy. The philosophical foundation of this award – like that of dramaturgy itself – rests in the belief that art benefits from examination on the parts of both artist and audience, and that creative inspiration accompanied by analysis and reflection is most likely to lead to productions and projects that fulfill the spiritual, social and personal potential of the theatrical event.