From left to right: Sophia Boyer, Cathy Rose, Rachel Quigley, Annette Brown
For 2019, the $1,000 Scholarship award recipients were Sophia Boyer and Rachel Quigley. The awards were presented at the LTHS scholarship award ceremony in May, 2019 by the Players’ Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Annette Brown and Board member Cathy Rose.
The Lakeway Players began in the fall of 2001, when a group of drama enthusiasts decided to perform a play written by local Lakeway resident, Sue Wright. The play was titled THE BEST LITTLE COURTHOUSE IN TEXAS and was performed at the newly opened Lakeway Activity Center. Since then, the Players have continued to produce two shows a year, a non-musical in the spring and a musical in the fall.
The purpose of the Lakeway Players is to perform regularly scheduled dramatic and musical presentations for public enjoyment through the involvement of volunteer performers and backstage workers.
The mission of the Lakeway Players is to foster and promote public interest in the performing arts by participating in all aspects of theatre, including writing, acting, singing, dancing, directing, sound, lighting, costuming, and backstage work.
In 2012, the Lakeway Players Community Theatre Group established the Ralph and Shirley Cox memorial scholarship to be awarded annually (subject to yearly board approval) to a graduating Lake Travis High School senior pursuing advanced studies in some aspect of the performing arts. Each spring the Group's Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications submitted by local students, selecting those that are oriented towards the performing arts. The Committee interviews the candidates and makes it's selection based on the perceived seriousness of the student and his/her need. The Group's Chairperson and the Scholarship Committee's Chairperson jointly present the award to the student at the high school's annual scholarship awards ceremony in May. The monetary award is sent directly to the institution the student will attend to be credited to that student's account.