Selected by the recipient of the Person of the Year Award, The Paul Green Award is presented annually to a promising new talent in the professional theatre.
2017 - June Schreiner grew up performing with the Reston Community Players, but took to the professional stage under the wing of Molly Smith with her portrayal of Ado Annie in Arena Stage’s Oklahoma! She went on to train with D.C.’s premiere physical theatre troupe, Synetic Theater, then returned to Arena to play Muriel McComber in Ah, Wilderness! Since graduating from Tulane University, June has been in Los Angeles pursing acting, both onstage and in front of the camera, as well as directing. She has, thus far, attained three network credits (NCIS, Criminal Minds, Pure Genius), a slew of independent films, and made her directorial debut with Rabbit Hole.
2016 - Elena Wang has worked as an actor in Australia, London, Singapore, and the U.S. In London, Elena performed in The King and I with Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii 5 O) at the Royal Albert Hall. While performing in Singapore, she won Ellemagazine’s “Breakout Star of the Year” for her lead roles in Beauty World (Ivy) and Snow White (Snow White). Her work in the States includes the role of Kim in Miss Saigon (L.A.) and as Nan/Kei Kimura in Allegiance on Broadway. She has a B.A. in Musical Theatre (Singapore) and an M.F.A. in Film (NYFA/L.A.).