Junior Theatre Honors

San Diego Junior Theatre Honors

San Diego Junior Theatre 60th Anniversary

What are the Junior Theatre Honors?
Since its founding in the late 1940s, San Diego Junior Theatre has been dedicated to its mission of providing engaging, innovative and high-quality theatre education and productions to enhance the lives of children of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities and levels of interest. As a result, San Diego Junior Theatre has a long and valued history of outstanding shows and productions and educational camps and classes.

San Diego Junior Theatre is measured in part by what the children who participate in its shows and productions and educational programs become and accomplish as adults.

San Diego Junior Theatre is the beneficiary of, and is also measured by, the many individuals who serve and support Junior Theatre and its mission.

At an annual event, San Diego Junior Theatre presents the Junior Theatre Honors to recognize these individuals in the following two categories:

At least two and no more than four Junior Theatre alumni are recognized for exemplary lifetime achievement in their careers, professions, occupations or community service. Because theatre is the cornerstone of Junior Theatre’s mission, each year at least one alumnus is recognized for lifetime achievement in the Arts. Junior Theatre alumni eligible for this award are individuals who had a meaningful experience and relationship with Junior Theatre through participation in (1) shows or productions as a cast or crew member, (2) classes, camps, workshops, or community collaborations/partnerships, and/or (3) Confetti.

One or two individuals are recognized for their distinguished or extraordinary service to San Diego Junior Theatre, as exhibited by the giving of their time, talent or treasure. It is not necessary to be a Junior Theatre alumnus to receive a Junior Theatre Honor in this category.

Don’t miss the 2012-2013 Junior Theatre Honors Gala!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park

Selection Criteria
Current members of the San Diego Junior Theatre staff and faculty, the Board of Trustees of San Diego Junior Theatre, and the committees of the Board of Trustees are not eligible to receive the Junior Theatre Honors.

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of a select and diverse group of individuals from the Junior Theatre community. The honorees are also approved by Junior Theatre’s Board of Trustees. A maximum of five individuals are honored each year. Honorees are expected to attend the Junior Theatre Honors award presentation event as a condition to receiving the award.

Junior Theatre Honors gala

Junior Theatre Honors Gala
The Junior Theatre Honors awards presentation is a multimedia program that uses live entertainment and video to separately and personally describe and celebrate the accomplishments of each Honoree. The annual event is held at Casa Del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The program features cast members from the Junior Theatre show that is currently in production performing songs from the show, and unique musical pieces for each honoree that are performed by current Junior Theatre children.

At the emotional conclusion to the awards program, a specially designed medallion is presented to each honoree, which signifies their membership in the distinguished community of Junior Theatre Honorees.

How to Nominate Someone?
Nominate Online! Use our Online Nomination Form. Or, download the Nomination Form, fill it out and return with any collateral materials to San Diego Junior Theatre. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS AND COLLATERAL MATERIALS AND INFORMATION IS NOVEMBER 18, 2012. Nominations may be submitted by mail to San Diego Junior Theatre, Attn: Junior Theatre Honors Recognition Committee, 1650 El Prado, Suite 208, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1622.


For further information about the annual Junior Theatre Honors program, call 619-239-8355.