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Students News - Spring 2017

2017 Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Graduates!
May 2107
The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies was thrilled to confer degrees to the following majors and minors in our May 21 commencement ceremony.

2017 Graduates
Drama Majors: Yuval Ben-Hayun, Maya Blackstone, Rachel Canowitz, Paxton Crystal, Lucy Kania, Mitchell Katz, Blair Nodelman, Micaela Slotin, Peter Secrest, and Emma Wold.

Drama Minors: Ethan Chan, Ilana Hamar, Rachel Sheldon, Nanayya Owusuaa-Prempeh

Dance Minors: Jane Acker, Eleanor Agosta, Tereasa Ho, Miriam Priven

View our commencement slideshow >

2017 Doctoral Graduates
2017 Doctoral Graduates!
May 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 doctoral graduates: Ibby Cizmar, Tiffany Pounds-Williams, and Katya Vrtis. The three scholars defended their dissertations in the spring semester and we look forward to seeing how their research projects develop into books and articles in the near future.

Tara Brooke Watkins in HowlRound
May 2017
Tara Brooke Watkins, Tufts Ph.D. candidate, director, and playwright, discusses the process of creating The Bible Women's Project, which fuses women's stories from the Bible and the stories of women from conservative, Christian backgrounds. Read her article >

Department Awards Presented at 3Ps Spaghetti Night
May 2017
Spaghetti Night Seniors 2017

Congratulations to all the students who were awarded Department awards at the recent 3Ps Spaghetti Night!

Best Hair & Makeup, Anna Robson, Clytemnestreia
Best Costume Tech, Ana Anatolin, Gnit
Best Costume Designer, Dan Ciba, Clytemnestreia
Best Lighting Design, Nick Cicchetti, Clytemnestreia
Best Sound Design, Ethan Chan, Desire Under the Elms
Best Scenic Designer, Jonathan Rooney, Clytemnestreia
Best Technical Direction, Jonathan Rooney, Clytemnestreia
Best Actor, Pinar Yasar, Desire Under the Elms (Tie)
Best Actor, Yuval Ben-Hayun, The King Stag (Tie)
Best Actor, Paxton Crystal, The King Stag (Tie)
Best Actor, Joshua Gitta, Gem of the Ocean (Tie)
Best Stage Manager, Mitchell Katz, The King Stag
Best Director, Peter Secrest, Clytemnestreia
Outstanding Service to the Department, Mitchell Katz

2017 Graduate Awards
May 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Graduate Awards!

Rob Hollister Award for Community Service and Citizenship - Jennifer Herron
Professor Kalman A. Burnim Prize for Scholarly Excellence in Drama and Dance - Daniel Ciba & Patrick King
Graduate Student Research Competition - Hesam Sharifian (F16), Yizhou Huang (Sp17), & Tara Brooke Watkins (Sp17)

Full list of recipients >

2017 University Award Winners
Drama Seniors Receive Tufts Student Awards
May 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 University Awards!

Lucy Kania - The Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship
James Williamson - The Charles F. Seymour, Jr., Prize
Paxton Crystal - The Class of 1911 Prize Scholarship
Megan McCormick - The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize in Music Performance