Four Students Selected For KCACTF Region 1 Festival
January 26, 2011
Three current Stonehill students along with one recent graduate arrived at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA on Wednesday to compete for various awards.
Kalee Burrows ‘13 and Joseph Dalfonso '13 were selected to audition for The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, which provides recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards sixteen regional and two national scholarships annually. Sixteen of the awards consist of a $500 scholarship for each regional representative. Hannah Pearsall '13 and Laura Toppi '12 will serve as Burrows' and Dalfonso's scene partners during their auditions.
Brianna Wing '12 will compete for the Stage Management Fellowship, which provides student stage managers with feedback from professionals working in the field and gives outstanding student stage managers national recognition at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Recent graduate Paige Maclean '10 was nominated for the Musical Theatre Award, which offers educational opportunities for both students and faculty to further their knowledge and appreciation of music theatre. The award also recognizes outstanding musical theatre performances by a student in higher education theatrical productions.
Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.
The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. KCACTF is a year-round program in eight geographic regions in the United States.
Since its inception, KCACTF has given more than 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills and receive national recognition for excellence. More than 16 million theatergoers have attended approximately 10,000 festival productions nationwide.
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