Marywood’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” receives regional honor

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Student performers of Marywood University’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” have been notified that they will receive recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival this month. Pictured, from left: Charles Gorden, theatre program director; Helena Rankin, who will be recognized for excellence in stage management; Amanda Hirschler, who played the character of Maudie Atkinson; and Markis Blackwell, who played the character of Tom Robinson, also will participate in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award Competition at Montclair State University, N.J., in this month.

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department was recently notified that its production of To Kill a Mockingbird received recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

Marywood University student performers Markis Blackwell, who played the character of Tom Robinson; and Amanda Hirschler, who played the character of Maudie Atkinson are nominated to participate in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award Competition at the Regional Festival. The Festival will be held in January at Montclair State University, N.J. KCACTF also cited Marywood student, Helena Rankin, for excellence in stage management. Ms. Rankin will participate in the student stage management competition at the Regional Festival.

In January and February of each year, KCACTF showcases the finest of entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia, and regional-level award programs. KCACTF encourages, recognizes, and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theatre programs. The Irene Ryan Scholarships awards sixteen $500 scholarships annually.

For additional information about the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, please visit www.marywood.edu/mtd/. For information about the KCACTF or the Irene Ryan Scholarships, please www.kcactf.org/home/index.html.

 

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