July 19, 2018
SSCT FOUNDER RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
The Distinguished Merit Award is presented to individuals in recognition of contributions made to promote and develop the highest standards for community theatre.
Andrea Campfield, Sand Springs Oklahoma, is the Sand Springs Community Theatre founder and drama teacher for Charles Page High School. With school funding for drama slashed, she engaged the community to participate financially, helping to continue the production of quality shows. Andrea organizes a summer arts tour that has taken her students overseas to tour theatres and museums and to New York to attend broadway shows. Andrea co-authored and directed a play about inclusion that involved multigenerational actors and incorporated sign-language for which she received national recogniztion from Sertoma International, an organization whose philanthropic efforts assist those with communicative disorders. In a climate that has been hard on the arts, Andrea never backs away from supporting students and the community in teaching the benefits and necessity of arts in our lives.