ATLANTA: Georgia governor Nathan Deal has honored Susan V. Booth with a Governor’s Award for Arts & Humanities for her work as artistic director of the Alliance Theatre. Booth is one of 13 award recipients to be recognized for their artistic achievements and contributions to the civic and cultural vitality of the state of Georgia.
“The individuals that make up Georgia’s arts and humanities communities cultivate, grow, and sustain our state’s vibrant cultural offerings, making Georgia a great place to live, visit, and do business,” said Deal in a statement, adding he and his wife, Sandra, “have always been supporters of the arts and humanities and we are proud to celebrate the individuals and institutions being honored today.”
Booth, who joined the Alliance in 2001, has launched a number of programs designed to encourage the development of local theatrical artists, including the Collision Project for Teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. She has also overseen a successful capital campaign to renovate Alliance’s facilities for the first time in its 47-year history, scheduled to be completed in time for the theatre’s 2018–19 season.
More information about the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities, including a complete list of award recipients, can be found here.