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Theatre Faculty Honored by Nashville Scene

The “Best of Nashville 2010” issue of the Nashville Scene recently named Theatre Chair Paul Gatrell, Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing Bill Feehely and Assistant Professor Brent Maddox to the publication’s Arts list. Gatrell was honored for “Best Set Design” with the paper noting, “Gatrell designed a marvelous set — warm and pristinely crafted — for Actors Bridge Ensemble’s production of Vincent in Brixton. It was the kind of work that demonstrates just how significant set design is to the overall impact of a production. Sure, writing, acting and directing are extremely important, but over the last few years, Gatrell’s sets — for Belmont University and other local performing groups — have helped remind us that art is wherever you find it.”
In addition, Feehely’s direction and Maddox’s acting were also noted on the Best of list: “Bill Feehely’s attentive direction set the tone for this literate, historically fanciful Nicholas Wright script about Vincent van Gogh. A front-rank cast was led by two Nashville newcomers, Brent Maddox and the amazing Kim Bretton.”

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