Alumnus Receives Boucher Playwriting Alumni Award

February 2024

Recently, Wayfarers was performed by Dustin Ballard ’09 at Lantern Hill Senior Living in New Providence, NJ. Dustin is the most recent recipient of the Bauer Boucher Playwriting Alumni Award. Wayfarers was written by Dustin and directed by Premiere Stages’ own John Wooten. The Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award was established in 2014 through funding by Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher and recognizes the work of one Kean University student and one playwright from the alumni community on an annual basis.

The Bauer Boucher Award supports Kean University writers with enhanced visibility, dramaturgical feedback, a cash award and the opportunity to hear their play read out loud by an ensemble of professional actors.

Pictured from left to right, Dustin Ballard ’09, Nancy Boucher, W. John Bauer and John Wooten