In February of 1998, as part of its 25th anniversary year, MACT established a lifetime achievement award recognizing distinguished service to Minnesota Community Theatre. The award was named the Fliehr Award in honor of Kay and Richard Fliehr, lifelong community theatre promoters and organizers across the country. Theatre in the Round, the Guthrie, MACT, ACTA, AACT and many other theatres and organizations benefitted from the Fliehrs knowledge, devotion, energy and excitement in the art and craft of theatre.
Fliehr Award Recipients:
Cheryl Kramer-Milder, Cloquet
Bob Samples, Hopkins
Maj-lis Keskela, Duluth
Kay and Richard Fliehr, Minneapolis