The Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts is awarded annually to two graduating Seniors who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in performance or execution, and in the field of composition in one of the following general areas: architecture and design, creative writing, dance, film and video, music, theater, painting, sculpture, photography, and digital arts.
Chiara Amisola, a Computing and the Arts Major on the Visual Art track, graduates cum laude and with distinction.
An artist who uses technology to question and contemplate the nature of the virtual world, Chia makes work that treats digital space like a tactile medium, shaping it into something at once foreign and familiar, and that requires audiences, particularly young ones, to acknowledge their complex relationships with their online lives.
Using computer applications, games within games, and social worlds mapped onto real geography, Chia exposes the pervasive, powerful forces of the digital world — both positive and negative — and how they have become some of the most important, most deeply felt aspects of our lives. Much of this work has already made an impact around the world through Chia’s non-profit, Developh.
Alex Whittington, a Music major graduating cum laude and with distinction, is a multi-dimensional performer whose work in the theater and concert hall brings new perspectives to works that cross cultural and social boundaries.
Alex is a singer, conductor, director, and choreographer who breathes life into music old and new, drawing on their experience in marginalized spaces of Puerto Rican, queer identity as well as a solid grounding in received traditions of music as art. With a range that spans Greek tragedy to Broadway, Alex has created performances that are as technologically accomplished as they are artistically motivated, drawing equally on multi-disciplinary technical expertise and personal journey and demonstrating a serious belief in the relevance and importance of the performing arts in today’s society.
Grace Needlman, Berkeley College
Felicia Ricci, Saybrook College
Satya Sorab Bhabha, Berkeley College
Carl D’Apolito-Dworkin, Timothy Dwight College
Charlotte Dobbs, Timothy Dwight College
Kathryn Whalen, Branford College
Kimberly Akemi DeQuattro, Branford College
Tucker Smith Capps, Jonathan Edwards College
Matthew Todd Jordan, Saybrook College
David Valdez, Davenport College
Sophie Sing Shao, Davenport College
Jason Alexander Freeman, Berkeley College
Danny Boyd Beaty, Ezra Stiles College
Hilary James Koob-Sassen, Davenport College
Sara Ellen Wolverson, Silliman College
Katherine Elizabeth Davies, Morse College
Haldan Dai Tung Martinson, Jonathan Edwards College
Karin Terese Fong, Calhoun College
Alexandra Sari Adrienne Gruber, Saybrook College
Victoria Kostadinova, Pierson College
Annette Jolles, Calhoun College
Katie Lansdale, Silliman College
Nina Levy, Trumbull College
Michael Wetstone, Ezra Stiles College
Pamela Dick, Jonathan Edwards College
Tina Landau, Pierson College
Gerald Cohen, Jonathan Edwards College
June Wachtler, Trumbull College