Theatre Wesleyan names Live Theatre League Award recipients
On Monday, April 22, the Live Theatre League of Fort Worth celebrated the accomplishments of local theatre artists at a ceremony held at Casa Mañana Theatre.
Two from Texas Wesleyan were among those named as award recipients presented by the Live Theatre League.
- Individual Theatre Award for Outstanding Service: Scott Cannon for Theatre Wesleyan
- Bill Garber Young Theatre Artist Award: Kaitlin Hatton, senior theatre major
The mission of the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County, Texas is to ensure the future of live theatre as a cultural asset to the community through promotional, collaborative and educational endeavors.
Scott Cannon knew at an early age that he had a passion for live theater. As a youngster, his parents would drop him off at Casa Mañana for Saturday matinees. He performed in shows at Southwest High School and after graduating, enrolled at Texas Wesleyan. He was either on stage or backstage for nearly every production during his TXWES years. He was a founding member of Wesleyan Encore, an organization of university alumni who support the Wesleyan theatre department and raise funds for annual scholarships. Scott began working at Texas Wesleyan in 2007 as a special events manager and continues to be a major advocate of the university’s theatre program.
Kaitlin Hatton is from Austin, Texas and is currently a senior theatre major at Texas Wesleyan University. Her previous technical credits include stage management work at Texas Arts Project and four seasons at Summer Stock Austin with Ginger Morris, Scott Thompson, and Allen Robertson. While at Theatre Wesleyan, her credits have included technical director, scenic designer, props designer, as well as a member of the stage management team for six mainstage productions. She has also participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and is a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. Kaitlin is on track to graduate in December 2019 and is currently stage managing Babette’s Feast at Amphibian Stage Productions.