|The Department of Theatre Arts will attend Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival|
Theatre faculty and 19 students will attend the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Jan. 17-22. The festival invites selected regional productions for performance and offers opportunities for students to attend workshops and auditions, as well as participate in competitions for scholarships, internships, grants and awards in all areas of theatre. Winners of regional competitions will travel to the Kennedy Center in April to compete in the national festival.
Irene Ryan, scholarship nominees, graduate student Larisa Netterlund and undergraduate student Andrew Markiewicz, will present auditions with their partners Tyler Sheeley and Tomas Grande. Larisa Netterlund also had her 10-minute play accepted for presentation at the festival. Alyssa Thompson was selected to direct one of the student-written ten-minute plays at the festival. Graduate student Tyler Sheeley will compete in the Criticism Institute Event. Other students are registered for workshops, auditions and on-site reviews of design portfolios.
-- kathleen mclennan