4 students nominated for KCACTF acting scholarship competition
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
CANTON, Mo. – Four Culver-Stockton College students have been nominated to compete in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship auditions at Region V of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) 41 in January 2009. They were selected based on their performance in C-SC’s most recent productions, Dinner with Friends and Rabbit Hole.
From Dinner with Friends, Sarah Jo Breyne, senior speech and theatre education major from Winona, Ill., was nominated for her role as Karen. Travis Dahlhauser, sophomore speech and theatre education major from Rockford, Ill., was nominated for his role as Tom. Directed by Haidee Heaton, C-SC associate professor of theatre, Dinner with Friends tells the story of a suburban couple, Gabe and Karen, who are international food writers and who introduce two friends, Beth and Tom, who get married. When Tom later leaves Beth for another woman, it causes Gabe and Karen to question their own relationship. The play won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and has received several other awards.
For their roles as Becca and Jason, respectively, from Rabbit Hole, Danielle Hauer, sophomore arts management major from Troy, Mo., and Nick Relic, junior theatre major from Kansas City, Mo., also received nominations for the Irene Ryan auditions. Rabbit Hole is “a simple story of a family dealing with grief in an atypical, unique way,” says the play’s director S. Kent Miller, C-SC associate professor of theatre. The plot involves an investment banker, Howie, and his wife, Becca, as they try to cope with the death of their young son, save their marriage, and restart their lives. The play also won the Pulitzer Prize.
These nominees join students nominated during the Spring 2008 semester: Daniel Coffman, senior musical theatre major from Eldridge, Iowa, and Molly Glawe, senior art major from Farmer City, Ill., for their work in The Rocky Horror Show, as well as Heather Meyer (’08), theatre major from Muscatine, Iowa, and Nicole Herrington, senior history and theatre major from Quincy, Ill. for their work in Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
The KCACTF 41 Region V Festival will be held on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., January 19-24, 2009.
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