Marion N. Waggoner, the producer/artistic director of the outdoor historical drama "Tecumseh!" in Chillicothe, OH, was honored with the 2000 Mark R. Sumner Award for distinguished achievement in the U.S. outdoor drama movement.
The Sumner Award, the only one of its kind to recognize excellence in outdoor drama, is presented by the Institute of Outdoor Drama, a public service agency of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, representing over 120 theatres nationwide. The award was established in 1990 to honor the director emeritus of the Institute of Outdoor Drama.
Waggoner has been involved in outdoor history drama production for the past 30 years. This is his 21st season with "Tecumseh!"