Carolyn Keith, the theatre school’s undergraduate advisor, accepted the award
San Diego State’s fall 2011 production of “Doubt: A Parable” received the Bravo San Diego Award for best non-professional theatre production in San Diego in 2012.
The inaugural Bravo San Diego Awards were presented in partnership with the San Diego Performing Arts League, the Westgate Hotel and San Diego Theatre Reviews.
The awards luncheon took place on Nov. 17 at the Westgate Hotel.
“Recognition of our work from the greater San Diego arts community places us, an educational institution, right in there with professional theatres and companies,” said C.J. Keith, theatre professor and the director of “Doubt."
“It is a public recognition of the high caliber of training we give our students and their hard work, talent and skills," she said.
About the production
“Doubt” (the professional production) won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize when I was released in 2005. The show is a tale of suspicion cast upon a priest’s character, and lets the audience decide the truth amongst much ambiguity. SDSU’s production received many positive reviews, including one by local writer, Kristen Fogle.
“One of the best shows I’ve seen in a while, “Doubt” does not seem like a student production,” she said in a blog post.
“Doubt” ran Sept. 30-Oct. 8. 2011 at the Experimental Theatre and featured students from the School of Theatre, Television and Film.
“The award means everyone involved with the production; actors, designers, stage managers, everyone can put it on their resumes,” said Keith. “Awards can be quite helpful when job-searching and in interviews; really lets you stand out.”