Incoming Graceland University freshman and North Harrison High School alumni Naomi Thomsen has been awarded the Stage Door Scholarship.  The award is Graceland Theatre’s most prestigious scholarship and comes with a $10,000 award each year for four years.

Thomsen will begin her freshman year at Graceland this fall as a theatre major, but this will not be her first experience with the theatre department. During her senior year in high school, Thomsen was cast in the Graceland production of “Lighting the Way.”

This year, audiences will be able to see Thomsen in the upcoming production of “Antigone,” opening September 24th. As a safety precaution, all performances will move to a virtual environment this year.

Information on performance dates and how to purchase tickets can be found on Graceland’s website and the Graceland University Visual and Performing Arts Facebook page.


Naomi (centered) pictured with Tracy Salter (right) and Assistant Professor of Theatre and Scene Design Kimberly Manual (left). Photo by Graceland University.