Committee on Theater & Performance Studies
Undergraduate Program

Theater and Performance and Studies in collaboration with the University of Chicago grant awards every year to graduating students.


Francis X. Kinahan Memorial Prize


The Francis X. Kinahan Memorial Prize is presented to the graduating senior who has made the most significant contributions to University Theater


The Theater and Performance Studies Award


The Theater and Performance Studies Award is presented to the graduating student concentrating in Theater and Performance Studies who has best demonstrated the integration of artistic and academic excellence. 
Their B.A. project shows the farthest level of completion and development, while the candidate's work during their final undergraduate year shows the highest level of motivation and discipline. 
In addition, their academic and theatrical production participation over their collegiate career demonstrates the highest level of artistic excellence and dedication.


The University Theater/Theater and Performance Studies Technical Award


The University Theater/Theater and Performance Studies Technical Award is in support of the graduating student who has made the most significant Design and Technical contributions to the University Theater during their collegiate experience.


The Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize


The Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize is awarded for an original play of one or more acts. There is a first and second prize awarded.


Performing Arts Collaborator Award

Recognizes the graduating student who has best demonstrated the spirit of collaboration between two or more arts groups on campus.


Performing Arts Leadership Award

Recognizes the graduating student who has best demonstrated arts leadership in a single performing art organization on campus. 


Theater and Performance Studies Exemplary Mentor Award

This award recognizes graduating seniors who have made outstanding contributions through mentorship to the university through their work with performing arts organizations.