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Cape Cod Community College Students Participate in Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Filed in Arts, NEWS HEADLINES by on January 29, 2018 0 Comments • views: 188
Cape Cod Community College Performing Arts Students are immersed in the theater world this week as they perform, and observe during the 50th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, January 30 through February 4 at Western Connecticut State University. The annual northeast regional festival gathers more than 1,000 theatre students and faculty from 50-plus colleges and universities to showcase and celebrate the best artistic work of the region.

Three CCCC Performing Arts students and their partners will be competing in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions – Shauna Joseph of Sandwich and her partner Cameron Hall of Centerville, Michael Bertucci of Hyannis and his partner Kai Blanton of Bourne, and Andrew Gates of Bourne and his partner Garrett (Rocco) Spagone of Falmouth.
Joseph and Hall are also representing CCCC as part of the DTM (Design, Technology and Management) Expo; Joseph as a Stage Management nominee for her work on the spring 2017 production of George Orwell’s “1984,” and Hall for his sound design for the same production. Jacob Welsh of Pocasset, who designed and created props for “1984,” is also attending. The students will also perform selections from their recent work, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) by Greg Allen as part of the Festival’s inaugural “Fringe Friday.”
In addition to featuring invited productions, the festival provides theatre students the opportunity to attend workshops and display their work in dramaturgy, design, stage management, directing, playwriting and musical theatre, as well as acting.
The KCACTF is a national program designed to encourage excellence in college and university theatre in the United States.  Started in 1969, the program involves 20,000 students from more than 700 academic institutions throughout the country.  Cape Cod Community College hosted the Festival in January of 2013, 2014 and 2015, bringing a welcome boost to the hospitality and retail sectors. Tilden Arts Center Coordinator Vana Trudeau serves as the regional Co-vice Chair and Chair of Arts Leadership and Administration.

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