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Honors Received at Regional Theatre Festival
Charles Gorden, M.F.A., Melina Barry, Ken Doyle, Sarah Wagner, and Tiffany Atkins
Charles Gorden, M.F.A., Melina Barry, Ken Doyle, Sarah Wagner, and Tiffany Atkins
January 29, 2018

The University's music, theatre, and dance department students recently participated in and received honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), which was held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.

Tiffany Atkins, Tunkhannock, Pa., senior theatre major, received an Honorable Mention from the Regional Design Committee for her lighting design for Marywood University’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Melina Barry, Clarks Summit, Pa., sophomore theatre major, received a Certificate of Excellence for her audition for the national Playwriting Program staged reading auditions. She was the only student in the region to receive such recognition. Ken Doyle, Oceanside, N.Y., and Sarah Wagner, South Abington Twp., Pa., senior theatre majors, were among more than 200 students throughout our region who competed as a team in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Awards. The duo advanced through the preliminary and semifinal rounds to the finals, where they were one of 16 teams who competed for the scholarship.

Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program at the University said, “To advance to this round in our region is an outstanding achievement indeed, and I am extraordinarily proud of their accomplishments.”

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