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Dan Treharne, Director of the Shelby High School Theatre Department, is the 2018 recipient of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) K-12 Theatre Arts Educator Award.  NCTC is the statewide service organization and professional association for the theatre industry. It is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening North Carolina’s vibrant theatre industry and engaging tomorrow’s artists, audiences and advocates.  NCTC produces several events throughout the year including the NCTC Producing Gathering, NCTC College Discovery Day and statewide High School and Middle School Play Festivals. Each year, its Board of Directors presents the NCTC Awards to companies, schools, and individuals that have exhibited leadership roles in their community, as well as artistic, professional or educational excellence.


Given since 1985, the K-12 Theatre Arts Educator Award recognizes theatre teachers who produce high-quality work and constantly strive to serve the theatre community of North Carolina.  Recipients of this award are dedicated to the improvement and support of theatre In-N-Out schools and represent the values held by the North Carolina Theatre Conference.


Mr. Treharne started teaching theatre in 2003 at Kings Mountain High School, taking over the program from longtime director Betsy Wells.  Through the 2017 school year, he built the program into one that is recognized across the state for high-quality theatre and students. In 2017, Mr. Treharne took over as Director of the Theatre Department at his alma mater, Shelby High School. Since then he has been working to build the energy and strengthen the reputation of Shelby High Theatre. Over his career,  Mr. Treharne’s productions at the NCTC High School Play Festival have received thirteen superior ratings, three Excellence in Directing Awards, three Regional Distinguished Play Awards, and one State Distinguished Play Award. In 2015, his production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at KMHS was nominated for seven awards at the Blumey Awards, hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte.  The show won Best Featured Performer and the Wells Fargo Tier 1 Best Musical Award.


Mr. Treharne was officially presented with the 2018 North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) K-12 Theatre Arts Educator Award on March 23, 2019, at 7 p.m.  The presentation took place before the Saturday performance of the Shelby High School musical, “The Wiz”.