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David Snyder Receives Tony Award Nomination for Excellence in Theatre Education


Mr. David Snyder, Artistic Director of The King’s Academy Fine Arts Department, has been nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Excellence in Education. Behind every great performance is inspiration, and behind that inspiration is a great teacher. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever higher education partner of the Tony Awards. The partnership commenced during 2014, the year in which the university’s School of Drama celebrated its 100th year of granting degrees. The CMU School of Drama is the oldest drama degree-granting program in the United States. Through the partnership with the Tony Awards and CMU, the Excellence in Theatre Education Award was created to help recognize a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who embodies the highest standards of the profession and demonstrates a positive impact on the lives of students, advancement of the theatre profession and a commitment to excellence. The winner is announced at the annual Tony Awards broadcast live from Radio City Musical Hall.

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American High School Theatre Festival Names The King’s Theatre Company Among the Finest in the Nation

April 11, 2016

The King’s Theatre Company under the direction of Artistic Director, David Snyder was just ranked as one of the top high school musical theatre programs in the country by The American High School Theatre Festival and has been selected to produce a stage production during the 2017 Fringe Festival in London. The King’s Academy Theatre Company was nominated by regional and national theatre directors as well as university theatre professors for its fall mainstage production of Jekyll and Hyde. Following the nomination, The TKA Theatre Company was asked to comprise media of its productions over the past 3 years and release an alumni list of college acceptances for theatre and musical theatre and alumni working in the professional world of theatre. Mr. Snyder was interviewed at length regarding his philosophy of education and his experience directing and producing theatre for The King’s Academy since 1999. The King’s Academy Theatre Company was chosen from among hundreds of nominations for this prestigious honor by a board of advisors, comprised of respected university drama professionals and Broadway directors and producers.




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