Longtime CSU director and instructor Allan Byrne has been given the $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship grant by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, based largely on his work at the Factory Theatre. CPAC's award "are given as a resource to assist artists in researching, developing or completing a body of work. Each award can be expended for any purpose that advances the Fellow’s artistic work and professional development."
Mr. Byrne is the second-longest serving faculty member at the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, and has provided many of the highlights during the departments recent renaissance, including directing last year's The Oresteia (left) and performing in Oleanna in a joint production with Charenton Theatre Company (on whose board of directors he also serves).
Mr. Byrne is already making the best of his fellowship; this summer he directed Titus Andronicus for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and attended an international workshop on the Meisner acting technique.