Eastern Theatre Department to present scene in Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival


Freshman José Rivera (left) and sophomore Rodney Morris will present a scene from "Almost, Maine" at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
WILBURTON, OK (Feb. 25, 2013) – A scene from Eastern Oklahoma State College’s fall production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” has been selected to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Region 6 Festival. The Regional Festival will take place Feb. 25 through March 2 at the historic Strand Theatre and will be hosted by Centenary College in Shreveport, La.

Eastern’s Theatre Department will present the scene “They Fell” featuring sophomore Rodney Morris of Forney, Texas and freshman José Rivera of Holdenville. The scene will be presented on Feb. 27 as part of an “Evening of Invited Scenes.”

Eastern’s production of “Almost, Maine” was Sarah Klocke’s first production at the college since being named the theatre director and instructor beginning in fall 2012. Theatre instructor Marshall Carby served as the co-director and lighting designer for the production.

"We are so pleased to have this honor given to our first work submitted to KCACTF,” Klocke said. “This is the beginning of a bright future for the theatre program." 

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. The KCACTF Region 6 includes colleges and universities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

KCACTF promotes professional standards and provides students and faculty with opportunities to bridge the academic and professional worlds. The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

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