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November 2008

Release Date: Nov. 7, 2008ASU Logo

ASU Theatre Members Advance to Regional Competition

Three Angelo State University Theatre members will compete in the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival after being honored at the 41st annual state drama festival last month in Houston.

Freshman Meghan Blake from Santa Anna, freshman Kenedi Doerfer from Odessa and sophomore Molly Schwenke from San Antonio were nominated for the Irene Ryan Scholarship acting competition for their roles in the ASU’s production of “A Lie of the Mind,” presented at the state festival.

They will compete with other students from the five-state region Feb. 24-28 in San Marcos for a chance to receive a scholarship at the Kennedy Center’s national festival in April in Washington, D.C.

Sophomore Jennifer Crump received an excellence in scenic design for the production and University Theatre Technical Director Matt Smith received recognition for excellence in lighting design. Crump will also participate in the scenic design competition at the regional festival.

The 23-student company, led by Smith, also won the outstanding load-in award, for unloading and constructing their set in the most organized and efficient time frame.

The festival is designed to identify and promote quality in collegiate productions. Students attend the weeklong festival, attending workshops and productions of shows produced by colleges throughout the state.

ASU’s “A Lie of the Mind” was directed by James Worley, associate professor of drama.