Each year, the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners and the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) jointly select an individual (performer, visual artist, historian or author) who is a resident of Seminole County and has contributed time and talent for the enrichment of Seminole County. This year, they have recognized teacher, actor, producer and playwright John Didonna as the Seminole County Artist of the Year for 2018.
The award and a county resolution was presented to Mr. Didonna at the regularly scheduled morning meeting of the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners on June 26th in commission chambers in Sanford.
John Didonna is full-time Program Chair and Artistic Director of Theater at Valencia College. He received his BS in Theater from Syracuse University and MFA from UNC-Greensboro. Didonna founded the critically acclaimed Steampunk/Gothic Victorian troupe, Phantasmagoria, a creative fusion of storytelling, music, dance and aerial and large-scale puppetry which performs throughout the area.
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Seminole Cultural Arts Council
SCAC is a catalyst for the preservation of local cultural and historic heritage, including performing, literary, visual arts and sciences; serving to sustain, develop and advance the cultural life of Seminole County.