Recognition

National Award: Educational Theatre Association's Outstanding School Award
Indian River Theatre program received one of only three National Outstanding School Awards for Theatre for 2006-2007. The theatre program was seen as exemplary and received this National award for an outstanding academic and extra-curricular Theatre Program. The letter states, "Your school certainly merits such a prestigious award because it serves as a model for the kind of Theatre Arts program the Educational Theatre Association (ETA) strives to promote in all its member schools." The award is judged on the following criteria: curriculum/courses offered, productions mounted, play selection, performance experiences offered in and out of school, how the theatre program is an integral part of the total curriculum at IR, Unique curriculum opportunities, innovations, techniques of teachings, course offering, Festival opportunities, Involvement in community service, educational theatre advocacy, and letters of recommendations. 
 
The Michael J. Harms Theatre Festival Syracuse, NY
Awards of Excellence - Overall Production:
Diary of Anne Frank (2000); The Crucible (2004); The Laramie Project (2007); A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008); The Women of Lockerbie (2009)
 
Awards of Excellence - Technical:
Mother Hicks (2005); The Laramie Project (2007); A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008); The Women of Lockerbie (2009)
 
Acting Commendations:
Ashley Bradley, Maggie Western, Sharon Barney (The Crucible, 2004); Amanda Pomeroy (Mother Hicks, 2005); Alicia Buckley (Steel Magnolias 2006); Lloyd Harris, Ethan Dusharm, Ashton Addington, Maggie Western, Caitlin Bartown (The Laramie Project, 2007); Ethan Dusharm, Maggie Western, Caitlin Sullivan (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2008); Megan Kemple, Maggie Western, Alec Walsh, Justin Warren (The Women of Lockerbie, 2009)
 
Acting Scholarships:
Maggie Western (Defying Gravity, 2003); Amanda Pomeroy (Steel Magnolias, 2006)
 
Technical Commendations:
Heather Hall, John Lutz (The Crucible, 2004); Elizabeth Lucas, Alec Walsh (The Laramie Project, 2007); Vikki Raso, Ariel Bowman (The Women of Lockerbie, 2009)
 
Michael J. Harms Festival Scholarships $1500:
Rachel Howard (And They Danced Real Slow in Jackson, 2002); Alisha Colwell (The Crucible, 2004)
 
Theatre Association of New York State-Roving Adjudicator Awards
Fools (2005):
Meritorious Achievement Award to the Cast and Crew for their all-student manned production 
 
The Laramie Project (2007):
Excellence in Direction and Overall Production and Execution to Kristie L. Fuller
Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting to the Company 
 Excellence in Acting to Phil Dyke for his multiple character portrayals throughout the production 
 Meritorious Achievement to Ethan Dusharm for his multiple character portrayals throughout the production 
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007):
Excellence in Direction to Kristie L. Fuller and Phil Dyke
Outstanding Achievement in Scenic and Lighting Design to Phil Dyke
Meritorious Achievement in Acting to the Cast 
 
Almost Maine (2008):
Excellence in Acting and Ensemble Work to Director, Cast, and Crew 
 Outstanding Achievement to Kristie Fuller and Phil Dyke for their ongoing educational and artistic endeavors with the students
 
You Can't Take It With You (2008):
Outstanding Direction to Kristie L. Fuller 
 Outstanding Scenic and Costume Design and Execution to Phil Dyke 
 Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting to the Cast 
 Excellence in Direction to Kristie L. Fuller and Phil Dyke 
 
The Women of Lockerbie (2009):
Meritorious Achievement in Acting to the Cast 
 Excellence in Direction to Kristie L. Fuller and Phil Dyke 
 
Doors (2010):
Excellence in Direction and Production Concept to Kristie L. Fuller and Phil Dyke
 Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Caitlin Sullivan for her portrayal of Jen
 Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Mark Gagnon for his portrayal of Sandy
 
Little Women (2010):
Outstanding Scenic Design to Phillip Dyke and his crew 
 Outstanding Costume Execution to the Costume Department 
 Excellence in Direction to Kristie Fuller and Phillip Dyke 
 
And a Child Shall Lead (2011):
Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting to the Cast 
 Excellence in Direction to Kristie Fuller and Phillip Dyke
 
 In My Shoes (2011):
Meritorious Achievement in Education through theatre to the director, playwright, production team, and cast 
 
 The Miracle Worker (2011):
Meritorious Achievement in Direction to Kristie L. Fuller and Phillip Dyke
 Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Cassie Slough for her portrayal of Helen Keller
 Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Amy Lapp for her portrayal of Annie Sullivan
Excellence in Scenic and Lighting Design and Execution to Phillip Dyke
Trojan Women (2013):
Meritorious Achievement in Set Design/ Lighting Design/Costume Design to Lindsay Myers 
Meritorious Achievement in Direction to Kristie L. Fuller and Elaine Finley
 
¡Bocón! (2015):
 Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting
Excellence in Direction to Kristie L. Fuller and Elaine M. Finley
 
The Yellow Boat (2015):
Excellence in Direction to Kristie Fuller and Elaine Finley
 Excellence in Production Concept and Execution Kristie Fuller, Elaine Finley, & Lindsay Myers
 Outstanding Acehievement in HIV/AIDS Support and Education to Indian River Drama Club for years of education, support, and fundraising 
 
Anne of Green Gables (2016):
 
 
Hairspray (2016):
 
New York State Summer School of the Arts Theatre Program
Jessica Hamilton, Arlene Chico-Lugo (2000); Rachel Howard (2002); Alisha Colwell (2003); Michael Gunter, Joshua Haskins (2004); Ethan Dusharm (alternate), Brittany Kouris (2006); Ethan Dusharm (alternate), Megan Kemple (alternate), Caitlin Bartow (alternate), Jordan Davidson (alternate), Toni Bass (alternate), Dan Gerrish (2007); Ethan Dusharm, Caitlin Bartow, Megan Kemple (2008); Caitlin Sullivan, Mychelle Youngs (alternate) (2009)
 
American High School Theatre Festival 2013 Edinburgh Scotland
After a long selective process, Indian River Drama Club was chosen to perform on an international stage. The American High School Theatre Festival runs in conjunction with the Fringe Festival, the world's largest performing arts festival, held every August in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
 
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