Rhodes Theatre Guild Receives 14 Ostrander Award Nominations

image of Rhodes College theatre guild actors in a production
Eliana Mabe ’23, Jakob Greer ‘23, and Lyon Teesdale ’23 in Rhodes Theatre Guild’s Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers

The annual Ostrander Awards celebrate excellence in collegiate, community, and professional theater in Memphis, and the Rhodes Theatre Guild (RTG) has received 14 nominations in the Division II category for the 2022-2023 season. The event to honor these nominees will be held on Aug. 27 at 7p.m. at the Halloran Center in downtown Memphis

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.

“Every single one of our shows has received at least one Ostrander nomination. This is a major success and honor not only for our student run theatre company, but also for Rhodes,” said RTG President Kathryn Dressel ’25.

Here is the list of nominations for Rhodes Theatre Guild:

Props Design - Emily Matusik
Lighting Design - Melissa Andrews
Sound Design - Kaitlin Starnes
Costume Design - Lucia Hall
Supporting Actress in a Play - Nolita Palomar 
Supporting Actress in a Play - Epiphany Aiken 
Supporting Actress in a Musical - Eliana Mabe 
Leading Actor in a Play - Nathan Kruse
Leading Actress in a Play - Kathryn Dressel
Leading Actor in a Musical - Jakob Greer
Leading Actress in a Musical - Maggie Emendorfer
Superior Ensemble - Wire in the Garden
Best Original Script -You'll Grow Into It by Eliana Mabe 
Excellence in Direction - Julia Hinson, Wire in the Garden

For the Ostrander Awards ticket information, visit here.