Senior Receives One of Two Scholarships from National Theatre Honor Society
April 6, 2005
April 6, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Aaron Thompson, a DePauw University senior majoring in communication and theatre, is a recipient of a 2005 Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Scholarship. Each year, Alpha Psi Omega awards two scholarships nationally of $500 each to be used to further the recipient's education and/or professional goals in theatre. Founded in 1925, Alpha Psi Omega, with over 550 members, is currently the largest national honor society in America. DePauw became eligible for and was granted membership in the theatre honorary in 2004 as a result of the University’s recent addition of a theatre major.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Aaron Thompson has served in numerous technical positions on over 10 productions at DePauw. He spent the summer of 2004 working for American Ballet Theatre (ABT) as a production assistant and will be returning to New York City this summer to work for ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Thompson had the privilege of interning with lighting designer/production manager Annmarie Duggan in the fall of 2003 assisting her with productions at Stoneham Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre (Ragtime, Oklahoma!, Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago), American Girl Place (American Girl’s Revue), Northern Stage (The Man Who Came to Dinner), and Worcester Foothills Theatre (Proof, A Christmas Carol). Aaron will use his scholarship to assist in his plans to pursue an MFA in performing arts administration.
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