Winners of the 2018 Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship

Lily Hargis and Jordan Pearson
Winners of the 2018 Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship.

Lily Hargis

(recipient of $1,000.00 in 2018) is a playwright, actor, and theatre-maker as well as a recent graduate of Boston UniversityÔÇÖs Theatre Arts BFA program. A Richmond native, Lily found herself on professional stages at an early age, and has since worked with almost every theatre company in the area. Her passion for creating worlds to share with audiences has forged paths in stage management, playwriting, sound design, directing, and costume design in addition to performance. Her identity of ÔÇťtheatre artistÔÇŁ is a title carefully chosen, because it speaks to a love for and commitment to a production as a whole over any one role. Next on the horizon, Lily will be interning at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artistic residency program located on the grounds of a 223 year old working organic farm. She will be melding her passion for sustainability and cross-disciplinary artistry with creatives from across the country. Lily would like to thank her mother and Laine Satterfield for their enduring support and love - which is returned tenfold!


Jordan Pearson

(recipient of $500.00 in 2018) graduated from Meadowbrook High School and is now attending Boston Conservatory at Berkley. Jordan's past credits include; Into the Woods (The Baker), The Wiz (Tin-Man), Mr. Winkler's Birthday Party (Ralph), Once on This Island (Tonton Julian), and The Gift of the Magi (Digsby). Jordan recently preformed his first professional debut as Reggie in Virginia Rep's Production of Akeelah and the Bee. He considers his highest achievement thus far being a play which he wrote, directed, and performed in when he was 14 years old, titled "Choices," at the Henrico Theatre for the Non-Profitorganization Friends Helping Friends. Jordan is ecstatic about receiving the Marcia Quick Gard scholarship and thanks the scholarship committee for believing in him with giving their generous contributions.