By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
March 14, 2012
Texas State University-San Marcos’ theatre program has been recognized alongside international organizations and companies for its 2011 production of As You Like It.
Playshakespeare.com released its 2011 Falstaff Award nominations and winners for Shakespeare performances from all around the world, a list that includes names like Christopher Plummer, Kevin Spacey, Samuel Mendes and the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside Texas State.
Nominees included musical theater student Christopher Fordinal for composing an original score for the production and guest designer Marketa Fantova for scenic design. The theatre program’s spring 2011 production was directed by Charles Ney, professor of acting and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Texas State was one of only three universities to be nominated for the prestigious awards, the others including Columbia University and the University of California, Irvine. Most nominations went to major professional companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Globe, the Old Vic and the Public Theatre. Another hit show out of New York, Sleep No More, took home many awards including in the two categories where Texas State was represented.