2015 Julia Capuco, Nicole Lang
2016 Emma Holyst, Audrey Rosenblith
2017 Shane Crowley, Annie Garrett Larsen
2018 Julia Bryck, Shane Crowley
2019 Alison Kane, Angela Woodack
2020 Angela Woodack, Adrian Costa
2021 Ella Baldwin, Nina Ades-Laurent
2022 Faith Williams Sydney Merritt-Brown
2023 Mabel Kim K.
The Natalie Lunn Technical Theater Award is being established by alumni/ae and friends to honor Natalie Lunn's remarkable legacy of supporting and encouraging students interested in technical theater at Bard College. During Natalie's nearly 30 years as the technical director of the Drama-Dance Department and associate professor, she was a mentor, friend, and artistic coconspirator to countless students both during their years at Bard and even after graduation.
The award will be given to two students each year to financially support their participation in summer internships in technical theater: an underclassman who will intern for the critically acclaimed SummerScape Festival at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College and an upperclassman who will work with the summer theater, company, or designer of their choosing. These types of internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in professional theater, but rarely pay much. This award will allow students to pursue opportunities that might otherwise not be possible to them due to financial reasons.
Please donate today to help continue Natalie's legacy of supporting theater and dance students at Bard College.
The Natalie Lunn Technical Theater Award supports Bard College students interested in summer internships in technical theater and design. Each year, two Bard students receive financial support for summer internships in technical theater. For the Natalie Lunn Traveling Internship Award, a student receives $3000 to work with a professional theater, company, or designer of the student’s choice. The Natalie Lunn Bard SummerScape Internship Award recipient receives $2000 to work at SummerScape. Students are responsible for obtaining their own internships.
The Natalie Award has been established by Bard alumni/ae and friends of former Technical Director and Associate Professor of Drama and Dance Natalie Lunn, to honor and continue her legacy. During her nearly three decades at the college, Natalie was a mentor, friend, and artistic co-conspirator to countless students both during their years at Bard and long after graduation. The Award’s goal is to continue her remarkable mission of supporting and encouraging Bard students interested in technical theater and design.