Awards and Recognition

The Awards Committee administers the following awards:

  • Student Awards for Excellence in Theatre – NYSTEA members may nominate one or two students to receive recognition for their talent and dedication to theatre.
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award – NYSTEA members may honor an adult volunteer whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the success of a local theatre program.
  • The Rod Marriott Award, our highest means of recognition, is presented for lifetime achievement in educational theatre. Potential candidates are presented to the board and are voted on at the annual retreat. The NYSTEA president then notifies the winner.

Past winners include:

1991 Coral Crosman
1992 Nellie McCaslin
1993 Milton Polsky
1994 Charles J Trupia
1995 Bob Smythe
1996 Sir Mortimer Clark
1997 Rosemary Evaul
1998 Hazel Goldstein
2000 Sally Zweibach
2001 Gail Nelli
2002 Dale Zurbrick
2003 Sally Anne Milgrim
2004 Janet Susin
2005 Judi Bendewki
2006 Judi Paseltiner
2007 John Shorter
2008 Sylvia Ramsdell
2009 John Fredricksen
2010 Roger Paolini
2011 Jim Hoare
2012 Joe Minutillo
2013 Kate Olena
2014 Maureen Natali
2015 Mary & Michael Krickmire
2016 Flori C Doyle
2017 Kristie Fuller