Prof, 3 Ex-Students Receive Theater Critic Awards

The 2009-2010 Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Awards were announced on Sept. 15, and University of Texas at Dallas drama professor Fred Curchack received a special citation for “being a true renaissance theater artist.”

Curchack was also one of four actors to receive an Ensemble Award for the Undermain Theatre production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame.

Three former UT Dallas theater students also received awards.  David Lozano co-wrote and directed Crystal City 1969, which received an award for New Play.

Josh Glover’s company, Upstart Players, which he founded and produces, won several awards. SubUrbia, which Josh directed, won for Ensemble, Actor and Design; and Talk Radio, which Josh produced, won for Actor and Design. Former student Maryam Baig-Lush was a member of the winning ensemble cast of subUrbia as well.

Curchack, cited as a “writer/performer/teacher/producer” by the Forum, says of the awards, “I was delighted to be honored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum and even happier that three of our former UT Dallas students received several awards for plays that they wrote, directed, produced or acted in.  It makes me feel very proud of our students, and it deepens my enjoyment of working at UT Dallas.”

Curchack is writing a new play that will premiere in California in February and will play for three weeks at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas in March.  It will be a live solo performance in which he interacts with videos of his wife, his mother, his daughter and his granddaughter.

Fred Curchack was lauded as a "true renaissance theater artist."

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