|Theatre Director Nominated for Outstanding Set Design Award|
Dr. Baxter-Ferguson was nominated for the work he completed for the May 2010 production of Agnes of God by the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) in Charlotte.
"I'm very proud of the Agnes of God set because the production was an ‘in the round' feature, which can provide tremendous challenges for set designers since all aspects of the set are visible to the audience," said Dr. Baxter-Ferguson. "For that particular set, I was able to incorporate a huge vaulted ceiling with three broken stained glass windows-which portray the blood-stained figure of Sister Agnes-in various stages of disrepair as well as a host of religious and scientific symbols."
MTA nominations are notable achievements themselves as nominees are not nominated by a single person. Rather, a representative group from MTA makes its nominations after seeing an average of 300 productions each year in North and South Carolina.
After earning his bachelor of arts in theatre from the University of Oregon, Dr. Baxter-Ferguson received his master's degree in English and Theatre and his doctorate in English from the University of South Dakota. His specialties are playwriting, improvisation, creative writing and 20th century American fiction. He is a winner of the South Carolina Governor's Distinguished Professor Award and a two-time winner of Limestone's Fullerton Excellence in Teaching Award.