National honors bestowed on Theatre Memphis

By Randall Hartzog

The American Association of Community Theatres has presented Theatre Memphis with the 2010 Twink Lynch Award which recognizes the successful completion of major steps in new directions. Specifically cited by the selection committee was the Theatre Memphis facilities upgrade, community outreach expansion, ticket sales increase, adult class curriculum, and balanced annual budget.

Theatre Memphis also received two more honors. TM was awarded Special Merit for Integrated Marketing and Design for the show Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Lastly, long-time Theatre Memphis volunteer Bennett Wood was presented with the Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award. This award goes to individuals above the age of 65 who have faithfully served community theatre on a non-paid basis for over 25 years. Cited for his 55+ years of service to Theatre Memphis, Wood has acted and directed, as well as served on the board of directors, the play selection committee, marketing committee, and various other committees in that tenure.

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