Walcon recognized for fanning the flames of local theater

Published on Thu, May 9, 2002 by John Liebert

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Walcon recognized for fanning the flames of local theater

By John Liebert

During the annual Close-Up Community Talent Show held in the Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 4, a local young woman, Erin Walcon, was honored with the Bob Robbins Performing & Fine Arts Award, as presented by Jacquie Robbins, wife of the late Bob Robbins.

Erin has been a driving force in the development of the BCT, Blaine Community Theatre, from selling tickets, to having leading roles in different productions. She has been involved in theatrical productions ever since her middle school years in the Blaine school district. Erin is a 1998 graduate of Blaine high school and later this spring will graduate from Fairhaven College.
For the past two summers Erin has been the director of the Blaine School District Summer Theater Program for kids of all ages. This was made possible through special grants via the Blaine Family Service Center.

According to Leaf Schuman, director of the center, Erin, “is an individual who is composed, purposeful, displays true grace with children, with a manifest sense of theater and art.”

Erin has been a strong proponent of having drama as an integral part of the curriculum of the high school english department as well.

Her name is now added to the list of past community winners, Richard Clark, Sharon Oldaker, and Don Lotze, all of whom have contributed to the enrichment of the performing and fine arts within our community..