Distinguished Career Award

2019 Award Recipient: Muriel Miguel

SETC was pleased to honor Muriel Miguel as our 2019 Distinguished Career Award Recipient. She presented a keynote address and attended the Saturday night Awards Banquet & Gala at the 70th annual SETC convention, where she received the award.

Muriel Miguel is a founder and current artistic director of the feminist Native American collective Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Indigenous women’s theatre company in North America. She has directed almost all of Spiderwoman’s shows since their debut in 1976, in which time they have written and produced over 20 original works for the theatre.

About the Award

The Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Distinguished Career Award is presented annually to a theatre, professional, advocate, administrator or educator who during their career has made outstanding contributions to the theatrical arts field. The award is presented at the annual SETC Convention’s Saturday night Banquet Gala & Awards Ceremony. The recipient presents a keynote address earlier in the day which is open to all SETC Convention attendees.

Past Distinguished Career Award Recipients

  • 1960 – Stark Young
  • 1961 – Charles Coburn
  • 1962 – Fred Coe
  • 1963 – Samuel Selden
  • 1965 – John Mason Brown
  • 1967 – Tennessee Williams
  • 1970 – Bob Porterfield
  • 1971 – Nunnally Johnson
  • 1972 – Roger Stevens
  • 1973 – Marian Galloway
  • 1974 – Ossie Davis
  • 1976 – Melvin Douglas
  • 1977 – Lillian Hellman
  • 1978 – Josh Logan
  • 1979 – John Houseman
  • 1980 – Ellen Stewart
  • 1981 – Jose Ferrar
  • 1982 – Mildred Dunnock
  • 1983 – Mercedes McCambridge
  • 1984 – Zelda Fichandler
  • 1985 – Patrica Zipprodt
  • 1986 – Ben Edwards
  • 1987 – Norris Houghton
  • 1988 – Lloyd Richards
  • 1989 – Zoe Caldwell
  • 1990 – Jerome Lawrence
  • 1991 – Arthur Lessac
  • 1992 – Jose Quintero
  • 1993 – Charles Strouse
  • 1994 – Julie Harris
  • 1996 – Jon Jory
  • 1997 – Stephen Schwartz
  • 1998 – Tharon Musser
  • 1999 – Ming Cho Lee
  • 2000 – Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt
  • 2001 – Edward Albee
  • 2002 – William Ivey Long
  • 2003 – Michael Kahn
  • 2004 – Christopher Durang
  • 2005 – Dixie Carter
  • 2006 – Anne Bogart
  • 2007 – Marsha Norman
  • 2008 – Alliance Theatre of Atlanta
  • 2009 – Eugene Lee
  • 2010 – Judith Malina
  • 2011 – Ben Cameron
  • 2012 – Tony Walton & Richard Pilbrow
  • 2013 – Ken Ludwig
  • 2014 – Terrence Mann
  • 2015 – Ben Vereen
  • 2016 – Pearl Cleage
  • 2017 – Oskar Eustis
  • 2018 – Jane Greenwood
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