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The Ruth A. Waters
Performing Arts Scholarship
RiverTowne Players is committed to encouraging, promoting, and investing in the future of the arts for those who have been involved in the theater and plan to obtain degree in the Performing Arts (including audiovisual, set design, film, etc.) Each year, three high school seniors will be awarded scholarships toward their advancement of education. A winner, a first runner-up, and second runner-up totaling $5000 in arts education funds. Applicants will be evaluated by an annually appointed team from the RiverTowne Players Board based on the contents of their application, which includes: theater involvement (at least 3 shows at RiverTowne and a lifetime total of 10 shows), theater honors and awards, community involvement (service, leadership, and extra-curricular activities), and a short essay on the impact of the arts and plans to stay involved.
Ruth Waters is a native New Bernian and has served as president of RiverTowne Players and currently as treasurer. She has been involved in community theater since 1968 and has worn many hats since then, serving as costume mistress, assistant director, stage manager, actor, and director. Roles in My Fair Lady, Arsenic and Old Lace, You Can’t Take It with You, Cheaper by The Dozen, members of the musicals, Oklahoma, Brigadoon, Hello Dolly, The Music Man, Camelot, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Sound of Music are a few of the productions she has taken part in. Among her credits for directing are: Mary, Mary, Love, Sex, and the IRA, Run For Your Wife, Dearly Departed, Right Bed Wrong Husband, The Sound Of Music (two times), Annie (three times), Nunsense, Nut Crackers, Fiddler On The Roof (two times), Menopause The Musical, and the production that started RiverTowne Players in January 2002, Let Freedom Sing, that was co-directed and written as tribute to those that lost their lives in 09/11.
If you would like to donate directly to the Ruth. A Waters Performing Arts Scholarship, please advise in the comments/special requests box at checkout.
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