Leslie Swackhamer (MFA 1990) was awarded the prize for Best Director at the Houston Press 2015 Theatre Awards for her production of David Adjmi’s pop-bio Marie Antoinette. In announcing the awards, the Houston Press stated:
"Director Swackhamer delivers all of this intimate epic with affection and slight irony, moving these historic pawns as if they’re in a music video, balancing the sweeping ensemble scenes with jewellike tête-à-têtes. The physical production, starkly abstract, was ravishing to behold: the opulent fashions, Ryan McGettigan’s wondrous neon installation, searing lighting, impressionistic sound — Swackhamer held it all together and gave it a big wet air kiss. We in turn bestow one on her."
Read the full announcement online.