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Spartan Spotlight: Anwar Ali

Posted by on June 7, 2016

Anwar Ali-Honors ConvocationDuring the spring 2016 honors convocation, members of the Class of 2016 were recognized for excellence in scholarship and citizenship.

Anwar Ali, who received a bachelor’s degree in theatre, will continue his studies this fall in the selective MFA program at the American Repertory Theatre in San Francisco. While at AU, he acted in a number of stage productions, including “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee,” which was presented during the spring 2016 semester. He was also assistant stage manager for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and worked as a scenic studio assistant in Perry Theatre. He directed a piece from “Polaroid Stories” for the 2015 Art Walk and was assistant director for his peers’ senior capstone project. In summer 2014, he was selected for a prestigious apprenticeship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Ali received the 2016 Stanley H. Perry Performing Arts Award, which is presented to a senior who has made a significant contribution to the performing arts while at AU. The award is named after 1917 alumnus Stanley H. Perry, who served as dean of the college, professor of history and professor of humanities from 1930 to 1965.