Wake Forest professor wins theater award

Donald WolfeDonald Wolfe, professor and chair of the theater department at Wake Forest University, was presented with the Marian A. Smith Distinguished Career Award by the North Carolina Theater Conference at its annual meeting Nov. 6.

The award is given annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to theater in the state of North Carolina, according to David zumBrunnan, executive director of the North Carolina Theater Conference.

“Don Wolfe is known for his wit and humor,” said zumBrunnan. “But, he is also known for his service to theater in the state.”

Wolfe, who is currently directing the Wake Forest University Theater production of “Arcadia,” has taught at Wake Forest since 1968. He plans to retire in May.

He is past president of the North Carolina Theater Conference as well as the Southeastern Theatre Conference(SETC). In March 1998, Wolfe received the SETC’s highest award for membership service, the Suzanne Davis Award.

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