Lucy Austin recognized for acting and voice
Lucy Austin, a senior at Haldane High School, was named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Winner in Theater in an awards program recognizing young artists and performers. She was one of 819 winners from 42 states selected from more than 12,000 applicants in grades 10 to 12.
As a result of the award, Austin will be attending a week-long residential regional cross-discipline masterclass this April, with participants presenting their work in performance at Manhattan’s Baryshnikov Arts Center in programs co-curated by Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Administrator Pedja Muzijevic, and Christian Hebel.
Previous winners, in fields ranging from the visual arts to many musical and dance forms, have worked with renowned mentors including Marina Abramovic, Edward Albee, Placido Domingo, Zaha Hadid, Wynton Marsalis and Robert Redford. Among the list of previous YoungArts winners are actresses Viola Davis and Kerry Washington and author Sam Lypsite.
Austin’s submission consisted of videos of classical and contemporary monologues from Marivaux’s Careless Vows and Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes With America, respectively, and a song from the musical Giant, by Michael John LaChiusa.
YoungArts aims to identify and support next generation artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development and raise appreciation for the arts in American society. For more information visit youngarts.org.