Lauren Lewis and Minh Nguyen Receive 2024 Broadway Green Alliance College Captain Award | Playbill

Awards Lauren Lewis and Minh Nguyen Receive 2024 Broadway Green Alliance College Captain Award

The Miami University students were recognized for their work in sustainability in theatre.

Lauren Lewis and Minh Nguyen

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) has announced Lauren Lewis and Minh Nguyen are the 2024 recipients of its annual College Green Captain Award. The award recognizes students who make an effort to prioritize sustainability in college theatre. 

Lewis and Nguyen, who attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, collaborated across multiple departments to ensure the design, construction, and strike of their school’s production of Puff was environmentally conscious. 

“Receiving this award has inspired me to continue this important, planet-saving work,” Lewis said in a statement. “I am also grateful for the opportunity to chat with a Broadway Green Captain and learn more from someone who is actively making sustainable change in the professional theatre world."

"This recognition from the BGA is a powerful reminder that every small action counts, and I'm deeply thankful for it,” Nguyen added. “I hope it will inspire my peers at Miami University to join us as College Green Captains and take new initiatives to embrace eco-friendly practices. As I learn and grow, I'm thrilled to see a community coming together to work towards a more sustainable future for theatre.”

There are currently 104 colleges and universities participating in the College Green Captain Program. The Green Captain program extends beyond academic theatre and supports over 1,600 current and former Green Captains on Broadway, Touring Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres across the country.

The Broadway Green Alliance educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices. The BGA was launched in 2008 as an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and is a fiscal program of Broadway Cares.

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