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UCA THEATRE STUDENTS WIN STATE RECOGNITION
Three UCA Theatre majors have won special recognition for their technical theatre achievements associated with UCA Theatre’s production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. The play was under the direction of Rebekah Scallet, Artistic Director of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and lecturer at UCA Theatre and was performed on the UCA campus November 7, 8, 15, 16, and 17.
The play was entered in the Arkansas festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and was eligible for a response by a team of respondents from the organization. KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. The production was viewed on November 8 and the cast and crew were given feedback about the production that evening.
The students honored for excellence were Sara Sharos, a junior Theatre major from Bentonville, who won Excellence in Stage Management, Josh Anderson, a senior Theatre major from Lonoke, who won Excellence in Scenic Design, and Haley Tynes, a senior Theatre major from Shirley, who won Excellence in Costume Design.
All three students are eligible to enter their work in the Region VI KCACTF festival to be held in February, 2014 at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Region VI consists of colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
UCA Theatre has consistently received awards and honors from the KCACTF organization including Best Production, Director’s Choice, and numerous individual design and acting awards for its students and faculty.
UCA Theatre is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre which awards accreditation to institutions of higher learning. This accreditation assures students and parents that the academic and co-curricular programs of UCA Theatre meet professional standards in theatre education and training as set forth by the Association.