MANHATTAN — Several Kansas State University theatre students have earned honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region 5. The festival was in Des Moines, Iowa, in late January.
Morgan Sterrett, senior in theatre, Overland Park, was recognized for her performance in Musical Theatre Intensive Showcase and as a soloist. She will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April for the weeklong National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Sterrett, who also was a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, will represent Region 5 in the National Musical Theatre Intensive Fellowship and audition for a full scholarship to the Open Jar Institute, New York City’s most Broadway-integrated actor training program. The institute provides select students intensive one-on-one training with Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, agents and casting directors.
Also earning recognition were the following students:
From Kansas City: Chelsea Turner, junior in American ethnic studies, was a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship; and Donovan Watts, junior in theatre, received honorable mention in dramaturgy and performed in the 10-minute protest play “Ignorant Silence.”
Michael Duncan, sophomore in theatre, Manhattan, performed in the 10-minute play “The Volcano Play” and was a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship; Sterling Oliver, junior in theatre and applied music, Marysville, participated in the music composition intensive and was a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship; Hunter Nelson, senior in English and theatre, Topeka, received honorable mention in the dramaturgy category; and Ceslie Parker-Waller, junior in theatre, Wichita, performed in the 10-minute play “Colored Water.”
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