Daniel Bird Tobin and Michael Alexander


Noah Flores

Master of Fine Arts in performance students Daniel Bird Tobin and Michael Alexander each received a $1,250 scholarship from the AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence for their final semester. The AriZoni board of directors offers scholarships to selected candidates enrolled, or intending to enroll, full-time in a two-year junior college, four-year undergraduate college or university, graduate program or professional theatre training program.

"“It was a tremendous honor to be recognized by the AriZoni board of directors with this scholarship,”" Tobin said. “"My time in the MFA in performance program at Arizona State University has been invaluable to my continued growth as an artist and collaborator, and it is wonderful to have the chance to celebrate that work.”"

Alexander also expressed thanks to the board, “"I am honored to have been recognized by my colleagues and professors as someone who is deserving of this award, and I would like to thank the AriZoni board for providing opportunities for student artist to grow in their craft." The number and the amount of scholarships awarded are determined based on the number of qualified applicants received by the board.