Acting Professor Wins Creative Loafing Best Actress Award

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Jill Bloede, part-time acting professor in the Department of Theatre, has won the Best Actress award in Creative Loafing's "Best of Charlotte" edition. The citation reads:

"Jill Bloede takes the laurels for her astonishing performance as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. Bloede was such a majestic tugboat from the moment she entered as Her Ladyship — a crowdpleasing villain who actually drew an ovation when she exited — that I proposed changing her name to Bloede Bracknell forever after. Whether the new rhyming moniker sticks is doubtful, but this Best Actress plaudit should add an exclamation point to her distinguished résumé."

Bloede is also on the faculty at Belmont Abbey College.