Culver-Stockton students invited to perform scene at regional theatre festival
Friday, December 14, 2007
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region 5, has invited Culver-Stockton to perform a scene from last spring’s production of "Pushing Up The Sky" during the Invited Scene Showcase at the festival. Culver-Stockton has only been participating in KCACTF competition for two years, and this is the second time that the college has had a scene invited to perform.
“This recognition by leading theatre educators and professionals from our seven-state region is a testament to the quality and strength of our students and production program and contributes to the reputation for excellence that the college is building,” said Jeffrey Kellogg, senior lecturer of theatre and director of "Pushing UpThe Sky."
C-SC students will be performing “The Cannibal Monster” story from the play, which was performed on campus in April 2007, featuring guest artist, Jane Lind, an Alaskan native whose performances have included appearances in "Crazy Horse" on TBS and in the television miniseries "Return to Lonesome Dove" as Many Tears. "Pushing Up The Sky" explores seven different Native American legends from seven different Native American tribes.
In addition to the scene performance, six Culver-Stockton students have been selected to compete during the festival based on their performances in recent C-SC productions. Competing for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship are Sarah Jo Breyne, a senior speech and theatre education major from Wenona, Ill. ("Moon Over Buffalo"), Daniel Coffman, a junior music theatre major from Eldridge, Ia. ("Angels in America"), Travis Dahlhauser, a freshman undecided major from Rockford, Ill. ("Bus Stop"), Heather Meyer a senior theatre major from Muscatine, Ia. ("Angels in America"), Sean Myers, a sophomore arts management major from Hannibal, MO ("Pushing Up The Sky"), and Nicholas Relic, a sophomore theatre major from Kansas City, Mo. ("Moon Over Buffalo"). KCACTF respondents who attended the C-SC productions selected students.
In addition to the Irene Ryan Scholarship auditions, Breyne was one of eight undergraduate students from our seven-state region to be chosen as an assistant director for the Faculty Directing Showcase. This is a unique educational opportunity for students with an interest in directing to observe and be mentored by a director from outside of their home institution.
The Region 5 KCACTF will be held January 20-26, 2008. This year’s festival is hosted by Iowa Western Community College, with the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Creighton University, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb.
There are two more C-SC productions during this academic year. "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 1, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2. The season ends with a musical, "The Rocky Horror Show," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27. All performances are in the Mabee Little Theatre and are open to the public.
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