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Anita Shriver wins the 2104 Elliot Norton Award

Anita Shriver

Anita Shriver, AMD’12 won Boston’s highest theatre honor, the 2014 Elliot Norton Award, for her property designs on Company One’s The Flick. The New England premiere of Annie Baker’s play received rave reviews when it opened in March 2014 at the Modern Theatre in Boston.

Anita has designed for Guerilla Opera and Boston Lyric Opera, and has done inter­ac­tive designs for the Bronx Zoo, the Coney Island Aquar­ium, and ION Tele­vi­sion. “My suc­cess out­side of North­east­ern is due in large part to the excellent group of pro­fes­sors and the vis­it­ing artists who encouraged stu­dents to do as much the­atre, inside and out of the uni­ver­sity, as pos­si­ble,” she said.


The Elliot Norton Awards were held May 19, 2014. They are named for the eminent Boston theater critic and presented the Boston Theater Critics Association. The ceremony was attended by Boston mayor Marty Walsh and Northeastern Distinguished Professor and former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who presented a special award to his cousin, Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis.