Bravo to Rhodes Theatre Guild for Eight Wins at Local Ostrander Awards

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Wire in the Garden cast

The Rhodes Theatre Guild (RTG) won eight awards in the Division II category for the 2022-2023 season at the Ostrander Awards held Aug. 27 at the Halloran Center in downtown Memphis. This annual event celebrates excellence in collegiate, community, and professional theater in the greater Memphis area.

Maggie Emmendorfer won leading actress for RTG’s production of Once Upon a Mattress.

A round of applause also goes out to the Wire in the Garden ensemble for seven of the eight wins:

  • Props Design - Emily Matusik
  • Lighting Design - Melissa Andrews
  • Sound Design - Kaitlin Starnes
  • Supporting Actress - Epiphany Aiken
  • Leading Actress - Kathryn Dressel
  • Best Ensemble - Wire in the Garden
  • Direction - Julia Hinson

“Rhodes Theatre Guild is incredibly honored and proud to have received so many awards for all the hard work our students did this past year. We look forward to another great season full of amazing shows and talent,” said RTG President Kathryn Dressel ’25.

RTG was established in 2016 as a space for students to spearhead their own projects with the support of the college’s resources and facilities. It is open to anyone wanting to hone their skills in acting, singing, dancing, improv, or technical work.

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