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Director at Delaware Theatre Company Receives Prestigious Award

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Andy Truscott, director of marketing and development for Delaware Theatre Company, has been awarded the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion. It is the organization’s most prestigious award and considered one of the great honors in theater education.

“I am extremely humbled and honored by this recognition,” Truscott says. “It means a great deal to be recognized by the Kennedy Center and this dedicated group of educators who continue to train the next generation of theatre artist.” 

The Kennedy Center Gold Medallion is presented each year to individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of theater. Recipients have significantly dedicated their time, artistry and enthusiasm to the development of KCACTF and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the values and goals of KCACTF and to excellence in educational theater. Region II encompasses nine states.

“All of us are extremely proud of Andy, though not surprised,” says Harvey Rovine, chair of the theatre and dance department at West Chester University. “As an undergraduate he distinguished himself as someone special—an extremely bright, inspired, and productive individual who possessed unique leadership potential.  We are very happy for him and grateful for his contributions to the Festival.”

Truscott, who has been the manager for Region II’s annual festival since 2014, became involved with the organization as a college senior, when West Chester University faculty member Juliet Wunsch solicited his help in planning the 2009 festival held at University of the Arts. In his time at Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware’s only theater developing new works for Broadway, Truscott has been instrumental in huge audience increases. Truscott was also the 2009 recipient of the J.P. Adler Prize for Excellence in Theatre, an award presented to an outgoing college senior by former WCU President Madeleine Wing Adler. Congratulations.

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