This morning 10 of our VU Theatre Majors boarded a plane and set off to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival! This is the 48th Annual Region VIII Festival and includes Universities from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Guam, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, and Utah.
Thanks to our patron’s generous donations through our Pass-the-Hat initiative we were able to raise over $8,000 and use that money to pay for the student’s registration fees, hotel accommodations, and our five performer’s plane tickets.
This year Austin Nunn, Brock Joseph, and Hannah DeBoer were nominated to participate in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions. They will be performing in three rounds of auditions with their partners Pierre Ekladios and Nahtori Johnson for a chance to receive an incredible educational scholarship. These scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 8 regional awards and two national scholarships annually. There are two scholarships of $3,500 each for the winners at the national festival in Washington, D.C.
Brock Joseph and Nahtori Johnson were also invited to perform a scene from our production of Life Without Parole for KCACTF’s Evening of Invited Scenes. Their scene will be one of only 15 performing in this special event.
Throughout the week our students will participate in a wide variety workshops ranging from performance to design and directing. Special guest lectures are held and College productions from throughout the region are performed.
We couldn’t be happier for our students attending and ask you to join us as we pray for safe travels and a sound return.
For more information on the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival click Here.