Fifteen Flagler College students recently returned from the nationally-recognized Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Statesboro, Ga., where they competed regionally in categories ranging from design and technical theatre to performance, stage management and dramaturgy.
One of the college’s productions, “The Maids,” written by Jean Genet and translated by Andrew Upton and Benedict Andrews, was selected as one of six in the region to be showcased. In addition, the Theatre Arts Department received a departmental award, Associate Professor Paul Denayer and Resident Costume Designer Elaina Wahl-Temple won design awards and Guest Director Joe Kemper received a directing award. Student Terrence Christopher Scott was passed from the initial Irene Ryan Acting Competition to the semi-finals on the second day. His acting partner was Kaitlyn Mollohan. Students Mykala Bazzell, Megan Williams and Rylee Kuberra presented a Devised Theatre piece.
Other students in attendance included: Taylor Anderson, Dustin Delgross, Elijah Eyerly, Sarah (Sissy) Hofaker, Emily Gilmer, Corlina Kiernan, Brian Matthews, Amelia Temple, Shelby Walker and Rebecca Woods.
KCACTF, which hosts the Irene Ryan acting competition, is comprised of a network of more than 600 schools throughout the country. Theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Of the eight regions nationally, Flagler College is a part of Region IV. Students are able to compete and present nationally alongside the best theatre students from around the South. This year’s competition, held at Georgia Southern University, took place Feb. 8 to 11.