Leslie Swackhamer (MFA '90) won the Houston Press 2015 Theatre Award for best director 

"Marie Antoinette" at Stages Repertory Theatre, directed by Leslie Swackhamer. Photo by Bruce Bennett.
"Marie Antoinette" at Stages Repertory Theatre, directed by Leslie Swackhamer. Photo by Bruce Bennett.

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.

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