Charles Page High School teacher Andrea Campfield will receive the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT).
The AACT Distinguished Merit Award is reportedly presented to individuals and organizations in recognition of contributions made to promote and develop the highest standards for community theatre. The award will be presented at an awards ceremony during the international theatre festival aactWorldFest 2018 June 18-23 in Venice, Florida.
Campfield is the drama teacher for Charles Page High School and spearheaded the start of the Sand Springs Community Theatre in 2007.
She also reportedly worked to engage the community to participate financially to help continue the production of quality shows.
Campfield also organizes a summer arts tour that has taken her students overseas to tour theatres and museums, and to New York to attend Broadway shows. Andrea co-authored and directed a play about inclusion, that involved multigenerational actors and incorporated sign language and for which she received national recognition from Sertoma International, an organization whose philanthropic efforts assist those with communicative disorders.
AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the U.S. Military Services overseas.