Tisch Drama Alumna is awarded the George Jean Nathan Award

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

Shonni Enelow, Tisch Drama alumna, '05, and now assistant professor of English at Fordham University, has been awarded the 2015-2016 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her book Method Acting and Its Discontents (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

"In many ways I can trace the project that became this book from my time at Tisch Drama and specifically from my desire to connect what I was doing in my acting classes with what I was doing in my academic courses," explained Enelow. "I thought about my acting classes at the Department of Drama many times while writing the book; I think my experience as an acting student guided many of its arguments."

The Nathan Award was endowed by George Jean Nathan (1882-1958), a prominent theater critic who published 34 books on the theater and co-edited (with H.L. Mencken) two influential magazines, The Smart Set and The American Mercury. Previous winners include Charles Isherwood of the New York Times and Hilton Als of The New Yorker.