Past Gold Medallion Recipients

The Medallion honors individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of theatre and who have significantly dedicated their time, artistry and enthusiasm to the development of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Most importantly, recipients have demonstrated a strong commitment to the values and goals of KCACTF and to excellence in educational theatre. It is the most prestigious regional award given by KCACTF and is considered one the great honors in theatre education.

1973 Rae Kraft
1973 Wallace Smith
1974 John H. McDowell
1975 Hubert Heffner
1975 John A. Walker
1975 Tom Evans (Silver Award)
1976 James Lewis Casaday
1977 Richard Oberlin
1977 John Kirk
1978 Oscar Brockett
1979 Leonard Leone
1979 Irvine Smith
1979 Calvin Lee Pritner
1980 Peter J. Saputo
1980 Richard Den Uyl
1981 Sam Smiley
1981 Carole Brandt
1982 Abe J. Bassett
1982 Lawrence Devine
1983 Donn Finn
1984 John David Lutz
1985 Martin Bennison
1986 J. Thomas Oosting
1987 John K. V. Tammi
1988 Charles Dodrill
1989 Jeff Koep

1989 Harlene Marley
1989 Garnet Allen
1990 Joseph P. Flauto
1990 Alvin Goldfarb
1991 Winona Fletcher
1991 John Lowery
1992 Lin Conaway
1993 Marvin Sims
1994 Lois Carder
1994 Gene Kozlowski
1995 Gary Stewart
1996 Louis Erdmann
1996 Eugenia Erdmann
1997 Robert MacClennan
1998 Lauren Friesen
1998 Mark Shanda
1998 John Stefano
1999 Jean Seitter Cummins
1999 Steven T. Sarratore
2000 Don LaCasse
2001 David “Kip” Shawger
2002 Frank Rutledg
2003 Jim Ream
2004 Carolyn Gillespie
2005 Gretel Geist
2006 Elliot Wasserman

2006 David DelColletti
2007 Michael Swanson
2008 Steve Reynolds
2008 Terry Stump
2009 Tom Hevel
2009 Chris Jones
2010 Tom Mitchell
2010 Sandi Zielinski
2011 Patti McCrory
2011 Dean Yohnk
2012 Dr. Christian H. Moe
2013 Stephen Landon
2013 Phylis Ravel
2014 Gion DeFrancesco
2014 Russ Jones
2014 M.C. Friedrich
2015 Kerro Knox 3
2015 Laura Riddle
2015 Ansley Valentine
2016 Michelle Bombe
2017 Kathleen Donnelly
2018 Steve Feffer
2019 LeRoy Stoners.

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