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Selting Nominated for Actors Fellowship

Jan., 26, 2001--University of Wyoming theatre professor Leigh Selting was nominated as a finalist for the Actors Center Fellowship from Region VII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KC\ACTF).

A panel of professionals selected Selting as an outstanding teacher of acting in the region that includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Selting is one of eight regional nominees nationwide vying for the fellowship that includes a travel grant and tuition waiver to attend this professional development opportunity next June at the Actors Center studios in New York City. The national winner will be selected in April.

The development program is offered as a seminar to benefit established acting teachers and actors who are starting to teach. The Actors Center is a resource for established actors to pursue artistic growth and develop their craft in an atmosphere of peer level support and interaction.

Selting recently was awarded a regional KC/ACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for his direction of the UW original production of "Dead White Males,"one of four plays selected to be performed at the Region VII conference Feb. 12 16 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2001

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