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Feb. 25, 2010 -- University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students received top honors at last week's Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and Northwest Drama Conference (NWDC), held at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The regional KCACTF is part of a national theater program involving students from colleges and universities in Alaska, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Designed improve the quality of college theater in the United States, the KCACTF provides a venue for theater departments and student artists to showcase their work and receive outside assessment by selected respondents.
The following UW students received awards during the regional festival:
Denver, Colo. -- Christopher Wolter, KCACTF One Act winner, "Veiled Inspiration."
Evanston -- Jaime Cruz, NWDC Northwest Playwrights Alliance Play-writing Award winner, "Videotape or Lupe and the End of the World" and KCACTF One Act winner, "Cuatro # Cuatro."
Greeley, Colo. -- Steven Rotramel, KCACTF Costume Design Meritorious Achievement Award.
Laramie -- Anne Mason, Cal State-Stanislaus Summer Arts Scholarship; Cameron Rush, KCACTF Stage Management winner.
Sheridan -- Chris Browne, National Playwriting Program Region VII's nomination for David Mark Cohen Play-writing Award, "Heart in Hand."
Additionally, the UW production of "Six Songs from Ellis" is being held for consideration to be presented at the Kennedy Center in April, and the UW load-in crew members won the Golden Hand Truck Award for best technical load-in of this performance.
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010