School of Theatre alum David McElwee (BFA Acting, 2010), along with the rest of the cast of A. R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn, are being awarded a Drama Desk Special Award for Best Ensemble. This category of awards exists to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theatre.
Since graduation, McElwee has performed with such notable companies as the Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, B Street Theatre, and the Florida Repertory Theatre.
In addition to David McElwee’s Drama Desk Award, the School of Theatre is further represented by Andrea Varga’s nomination for Outstanding Costume Design. Varga (MFA Costume Design, 1999) has worked alongside many notable Costume Designers in NYC, including Zack Brown, Gregg Barnes, Bob Perdziola, and David Woolard.
Varga is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Design at the State University of New York New Paltz. In addition to costume design, she teaches history of fashion, costume crafts, drawing, and painting.