Artistic Achievement Award– Youth
Recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any arts discipline by a young person age 18 or younger.
Mackenzie Davenport is a senior at Lincoln High School. He has been active in theatre for six years as a performer and technician. He has acted as Ponyboy in The Outsiders (Haymarket Theatre), The Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Lincoln High School), and Sydney Bruhl in Deathtrap (Silicon Prairie Theatre) as well as a number of other roles. He is also a board member at The Haymarket Theatre. Davenport is the founding Artistic Director of Silicon Prairie Theatre, where he has directed Boeing Boeing, Don’t Dress for Dinner, and Dog Sees God. He is a Partner at Upend Productions, and an Associate Designer at Ion Design Co. He is the recipient of a Nebraska Young Artists’ Award for acting. Davenport enjoys directing, producing, acting, and design. He will study directing in college.