On Nov. 8, 2014, UF School of Theatre + Dance Professor Kevin Marshall was recognized as the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Florida’s College and University award from the Florida Theatre Conference. The prestigious title is given to those with distinguished careers spent in service to theatre education in colleges and universities in Florida. Marshall has spent 16 years working at UF, the first 12 serving as the director of the School of Theatre + Dance. In this position, he oversaw the building of the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion in 2004.
Even with many accolades, Marshall was surprised to learn he had received this award. He said it was great to know that the work you do and love is so highly regarded by your peers and the state. At the ceremony, Marshall thanked the students, faculty and staff of the School of Theatre + Dance after accepting his award.
“When you receive an award like this, it’s a reflection of the wonderful people around you,” Marshall said. “Theatre is a collaborative art, and you can’t do it alone.”
Marshall now joins the list of other School of Theatre + Dance faculty members, including Dr. Mikell Pinkney and Dr. David Young who have also won awards from the Florida Theatre Conference. Marshall has been an active member of the Florida Theatre Conference throughout his years at UF. This year, he led an acting workshop based on the techniques of Michael Chekhov. Marshall said he feels very privileged to receive the award.