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Catawba students to attend theater festival

SALISBURY — Sixteen Catawba College theater arts students have traveled to Statesboro, Ga., to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region IV slated Feb. 8-11. While there, they will be sharing, collaborating and competing with other students from around the Southeast.

The Catawba students and their planned categories of competition at the festival include:

Summer Eubanks: Costume design for “Exit the King” and “How I Learned to Drive.”

Collette Simkins – Dramaturgy for “Reefer Madness.”

Trey Irby – Directing for “Exit the King,” and he will be directing as part of the Ten-Minute Play Festival.

Ada Rosado Valdez – Stage management for “Exit the King.” 

Linda Hughes – Stage management for “How I Learned to Drive.” 

Katelyn Long – Directing for “How I Learned to Drive.”  Katelyn also was accepted into the Stage Directors and Choreographers Fellowship program and will be presenting a scene she directed from “Love and Information” by Carol Churchill with the following Catawba actors: Maddy Auchter, Collette Simkins, Randy Stull, Darren Vance and Nicky Vassello.
Four Catawba students were nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, and will be competing alongside their partners for this prestigious award at the festival — Maddy Auchter and partner Randy Stull; Amy Kimbrough and partner Darren Vance; Kayla Guffey and partner Sara Falso; and Prentice Clark, and partner Anna Kate Hall.

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