If you would like to contribute to our
DLT Memorial and Scholarship Fund
to assist young theatre enthusiasts with college expenses, checks with a memo may be sent to Duncan Little Theatre, PO Box 531, Duncan, OK 73534.
2023 Scholarship Recipients:
Duncan Little Theater is proud to announce the winners of our 2023 Senior Scholarship. Congratulations to Macy Ebenhack and Griffin Kidd for receiving $500 each! We are proud of your many contributions to our little theater over the years.
Macy has been involved in over 7 DLT productions both behind and in front of the spotlight. With a beautiful voice and tender stage presence, we look forward to her continued participation in DLT while she studies Nursing at Cameron University. Griffin prefers to be behind the scenes and has had a hand in dozens of uncredited productions and five productions in a formal position. “My life would not be complete without Duncan Little Theater. The people at DLT have watched me grow up and they have all helped shape the person I am today. I feel so grateful for all the life lessons I’ve learned from my time at DLT.” -Macy Ebenhack
Griffin is a kind soul and willing volunteer. We are thankful for his faithful service to DLT and look forward to his continued participation as he studied Mechanical Engineering at Cameron and Computer Drafting at Red River Technology Center. “I have always felt welcomed at all DLT activities but never felt like I could bring something to the production team. I always had small jobs but this time I had an important part of the magic that goes on behind the scenes. My role in Clue showed me that I can bring so much more to DLT.” -Griffin Kidd
We are proud of your accomplishments, Macy and Griffin, and can’t wait to see you FLY!
2022 Scholarship Recipients:
With great pride, Duncan Little Theatre announces our 2022 Scholarship recipients: Asia Fleetwood, Emmalee Hamilton, and Parker Lynn. You may recognize these students from their high participation in DLT productions.
Asia has graced the DLT stage in Sketches of Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, and two Children’s Theatre Experience productions of Annie Jr and Frozen Jr.
Emmallee has been a DLT staple in many shows, including during Teen Theatre in Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother and Rumplestiltskin: Private Eye, as well as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Children’s Theatre Experience’s production of A Year with Frog and Toad for Young Audiences, Raise the Roof 2 and 3, and most notably as Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical.
Parker has been involved in DLT productions of Sketches of Christmas, Seven Brides for Seven Borthers, and most recently as the grinch in both Home for the Holidays Christmas Extravaganza and Suessical.This year, as our scholarship program is continually growing, DLT is awarding each of these students a $300 scholarship.
Their essays were filled with examples of learning, inclusion, and friendship. Asia noted, “Without Duncan Little Theatre, I would not have the fundamental skills or talent needed to succeed.” Emmalee reflected, “I always had a hard time feeling accepted and understood, but finding this theater changed all of that. They loved me for exactly who I am.” Parker said, “I have made so many amazing friendships along the way, friendships that will last me a lifetime.” Thank you for each and every show, paint stroke on the set, costume change, and heartfelt moment. We wish you the best in your future endeavors and hope to see you on the DLT stage again very soon!
2021 Scholarship Recipient:
With great pride, Duncan Little Theatre announces our 2021 Scholarship recipient: Lillie Hodgson. Lillie has been continuously involved with Duncan Little Theatre since her first performance in “The Music Man” in 2012. She has performed in numerous plays and musicals, worked as assistant Director for several shows, worked on set design and construction, helped with painting, prop and costumes, lighting, and served as a sound technician for DLT’s Children’s Theatre Experience program for multiple seasons. Lillie plans to attend Cameron University this fall, and will pursue a Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance.
In her eloquent essay, Lillie said, “Being able to work so closely with people who share my passion and love for the arts has been amazing. Every single show I have performed in, every set I’ve worked on, every prop I’ve painted, I’ve been surrounded by lovely, hard working people who want nothing but the best for the people around them. Theater, especially community theater, is unselfish and pure. Because of the creative freedom that DLT has given me, I have learned to trust myself and have gained confidence in my artistic abilities. DLT has helped me immensely as an aspiring artist and musician, as well as a person.”
Thank you, Lillie, for being such a warm and hardworking volunteer for DLT. We wish you the best in your future endeavors and hope to see you on the DLT stage again very soon!
2020 Scholarship recipient:
Duncan Little Theatre is proud to announce the selection of our 2020 Scholarship recipient: Caden Spurgin. Caden has been continuously involved with Duncan Little Theatre since his first performance in “The Music Man” in 2012. He has performed in numerous plays and musicals, worked on set construction, painting, prop and costume design, lighting, sound, and served as stage manager for DLT’s Children’s Theatre Experience program for multiple seasons. Caden plans to attend Cameron University and pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre.
When asked about his experience with DLT, Spurgin noted, “I now know, thanks to DLT, that I am enough. My experience with this community and with every director and choreographer that I have worked with, has taught me to never give up. To fight for what you believe and continue fighting, even if all you see is a never ending sea of darkness, because there is light. And if you feel yourself drowning in that darkness, all alone, know that there are people who are ALWAYS watching out for you. Know that there are people who will pull you out and build you to the highest heights. That is what DLT has taught me.” Thank you, Caden, for being such a hardworking volunteer for DLT. We wish you the best in your future endeavors and hope to see you on the DLT stage again very soon!