About the Award
The Sara Spencer Child Drama Award recognizes the work of an individual or organization for dynamic and engaging work for young people. Nominees can excel in such areas as playwriting, performance, audience development, curriculum development, funding, scholarship, community programs, research, television programming, creative drama or other enrichment programs at their community, state, regional or national level.
This award honors children’s theatre pioneer and founder of the Children’s Theatre Press (now the Anchorage Press) Sara Spencer. Spencer was the first recipient of SETC’s Suzanne M. Davis Award in 1965.
2019 Award Recipient
Cookeville Children’s Theatre
Cookeville Children’s Theatre (TN) is committed to providing artistically excellent theatrical productions that foster creativity, self-discovery, critical thinking, peer collaboration, social interaction, and moral character development in young people, while engaging the audience and the Upper Cumberland community through outstanding performances, education, and community outreach programs.
Rhonda Wilson, Star Center Children’s Theatre
Appalachian Young People’s Theatre
Brenda May Ito
The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America
South Carolina Children’s Theatre
Gainesville Theatre Alliance: WonderQuest
Stage One: Louisville Children’s Theatre
NC Theatre for Young People
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Lexington Children’s Theatre
The Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of South Alabama
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Youth Theatre
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
For more information, contact Sara Spencer Child Drama Award Nominations Chair Jeremy Kisling.