A STUDENT of the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts was awarded the Catholic Stage Guild's prestigious Sir Alec Guinness Award at a ceremony held at the Actors Centre in the Tristan Bates Theatre, Central London, on March 5.
Michael Slater, one of the administrators of the award, said that he and his fellow administrators selected third-year drama student Lindesay Mace from among 20 applicants because of her already impressive record of experience, both as an actress and as a stage manager. "From her letter, her total commitment to the theatre shone through," said Mr Slater.
The Sir Alec Guinness Award, named after the former vice-president of the Catholic Stage Guild, is presented each year to a final-year student from an accredited drama school, regardless of faith. The prize includes a one-year subscription to The Stage and free classes at, and membership of, the Actors Centre, a leading centre for professional actors in London.