Gerhard Zuther Memorial Award for Dramatic Scriptwriting
Janet Riley, long-time theatre patron, former Board Member and past President of the Friends of the Theatre organization, and emeritus staff member at KU, established the Gerhard Zuther Memorial Award for Dramatic Scriptwriting in 1991 to honor her husband, Gerhard Zuther (1930 – 1987).
Dr. Zuther was a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Kansas and served as the Chair of the Department from 1979-1984. He taught both Shakespeare and Modern Drama courses and loved to attend the theatre. He was collaborating on a production of Hamlet with the University Theatre at the time of his death.
The Fund is used to provide an award to a graduate or an undergraduate in the Department of Theatre who has an interest in and promise in playwriting. The candidates must submit at least a one-act play for consideration and must apply by March 1 for award consideration. The award is presented by vote of the faculty of the Department of Theatre.
|2014||Brian Laurence Buntin|
|2007||Michael Bales, Thomas Middleton|
|2005||Brandon Ford, Brian Pearson|
|2004||Robert Sokol, Brian Woodman|
|2003||Nicole González, Paul Shoulberg|
|2002||Julie Pearson-Little Thunder|
|1999||Joel Franklin, Jared Hamilton|
|1997||Karen Dillon, Don M. Schawang|
|1995||Don M. Schawang|
|1991||Jon M. Ciccolini|