Loween Getter to receive national theater award

Loween Getter of Webster City is being honored with the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre. The award will be presented at an awards ceremony during the Iowa Community Theatre Association State Convention in Sioux City June 10-11.

The AACT Distinguished Merit Award is presented to individuals and organizations in recognition of contributions made to promote and develop the highest standards for community theatre. Visit aact.org/awards for information on all AACT National Awards, 2016 AACT Award winners, and previous honorees.

Getter has been a leader, respected director, and actress in the Webster City Community Theatre for over 25 years. She was active in the acquisition and remodeling of its building–including two expansion projects – and has served in various board roles, including president. Over the past decade,

Getter successfully pursued grant opportunities to help fund remodeling, publicity, and such special projects as youth acting camps and productions facilitated by the professional troupe, Camp Creamery. In addition to her work with WCCT, Getter has served in various positions on the Iowa Community Theatre Association Board of Directors.

“The opportunity to interact with theatre-lovers from across the state at meetings, state conventions, festivals, and reviewing productions at other community theatres has broadened my knowledge base and challenged me to keep learning,” she said. “It was community theatre that brought my husband and me together in 2006. I have no idea how my life would have played out had I not gotten involved in community theatre all those years ago.”