DePaul Track Star Receives NAACP Theatre Award

24 Sep

DePaul Track alumnus Sammie Wayne (CDM ’84) has sprinted to fame out in Los Angeles. Wayne was recently named Best Supporting Actor in a Local Production at the 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. With experience ranging from lighting board operator to producer in both film and theatre, Wayne cites his experience on the Blue Demons track team as a springboard into his theatre career. As three-time captain and record-breaker at DePaul, Wayne learned the leadership and personal skills that gave him the drive and versatility to break into show biz. “Those leadership experiences are something I draw from when I am doing things whether it be on stage or back stage,” he says in a recent interview with DePaul.

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