Dunmorean Honored at College Theatre Festival

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Alex Murray of Dunmore, a sophomore theater major in Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department was among students who recently participated in and received honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held at Montclair State University, N.J.

Murray, at left, received a certificate of merit for his participation in the devised theatre competition.

At center is recent alumna, Tiffany Atkins, Tunkhannock, who received honorary mention in the scenic design category for her design of Wonder of the World.

At right is Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program at Marywood University.

 

Marywood Students Honored at Theatre Festival

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Marywood University music, theatre, and dance department students recently participated in and received honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), which was held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Shown from left are: Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program at Marywood University; Melina Barry, sophomore theatre major; Ken Doyle, senior theatre major; Sarah Wagner, senior theatre major; and Tiffany Atkins, senior theatre major.

 

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.