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The College of Fellows of the American Theatre originated in 1965 within the American Educational Theatre Association. From its beginnings, investiture in the College was one of the highest honors bestowed on educators and professionals of America’s educational and theatre community. Today, the College is an autonomous, nonprofit organization of 132 members that holds its annual meeting and investiture of new members each April under the auspices of the Education Department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. Among the events of the yearly meeting is the Roger L. Stevens Annual Lecture, named for the visionary producer who served as founding chairman of the Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The College of Fellows of the
American Theatre

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About

College of Fellows

About COF
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The College of Fellows of the American Theatre originated in 1965 within the American Educational Theatre Association.

 

From its beginnings, investiture in the College was one of the highest honors bestowed on educators and professionals of America’s educational and theatre community. 

Gazette

The Roger L. 
Stevens
Addresses

Roger Lacey Stevens (March 12, 1910 – February 2, 1998) was an American theatrical producer, arts administrator, and real estate executive. He was the founding Chairman of both the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (1961) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1965).

Roger L. Stevens

Stevens Addresses
Scholarsips

SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Fellows Jane Alexander Emerging Artist Award is given annually to one actor or actress chosen from the Irene Ryan finalists at the KCACTF national festival. 

The John Cauble Emerging Producer/Leader Award is given annually in memory of Fellow John Cauble.  As Dean, Karen Berman assisted in developing and establishing this award. 

The recipient of this annual award is selected from the ASPIRE Arts Leadership program with the sponsorship of the Kennedy Center ‘s American College Theatre Festival National Committee and the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.

The Uta Hagen Award is given by the Fellows in honor of the iconic theatre teacher. Bonnie Nelson Schwartz was instrumental in developing the award in collaboration with HB Studios in New York City and the KCACTF. 

Board of Directories
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Dean

Sandra G. Shannon, PhD

Our 

Board of Directors

Sandra Shannon,

         Dean

Bonnie Nelson Schwartz,

         Secretary

Brant Pope,

         Treasurer

Randy Reinholz,

         Corporate Secretary

Heather Nathans,

         Editor, The Gazette

Henry Bial,

Archivist

Michael Dinwiddie,

Strategic Alliance Coordinator

Kathryn Ervin,

Scholarship Coordinator

Michael Hood,

Strategic Alliance Coordinator

David Grapes,

New Fellows Liaison

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