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Theatre AUM students receive top awards at 2020 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Theatre AUM students earned top honors at the 2020 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region IV annual competition held February 4-9 in Spartanburg, S.C.

KCACTF recognized students for their contributions in Theatre AUM’s November 2019 adaptation of the play “The Seagull.” The play, set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, portrayed a cast of characters searching for meaning – some seeking love, others success– with happiness remaining just out of reach.

At KCACTF, students participated in intensive training sessions, diverse workshops, and networking opportunities. Students also showcased their work and received professional feedback.

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2020 KCACTF Region IV nominees and award winners are:

1st Place Poster Design:

  • Kate Saylor

2nd Place Poster Design:

  • Emily Aveldanez

2nd Place ASPIRE-Arts Leadership and Diversity Fellowship:

  • Tony George

Meritorious Achievement in Directing:

  • Mike Winkelman, faculty

Stage Management nominee:        

  • Olivia Tippett

Dramaturgy nominee:                      

  • Kate Saylor

Irene Ryan Acting nominees:

  • Tony George with Cheyenne Singleton
  • Kate Saylor with Emily Aveldanez

Design Exhibition nominees:                               

  • Karen Licari
  • Cheyenne Singleton
  • Olivia Tippett

About the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region IV

The Kennedy Center American College Theater is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from universities nationwide with a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country. Among the goals of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival are: to encourage, recognize, and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs; to provide opportunities for participants to develop their theater skills and insight; and achieve professionalism.

KCACTF Region IV consists of universities from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Southern Virginia and Puerto Rico.

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