Students from the Department of Theatre and Dance are about to depart for Des Moines, Iowa for the 49th Annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The festival, more commonly known as KCACTF (it's a mouthful, we know), is a national theatre program designed for students to showcase their work and receive feedback from responders. Over 18,000 students from colleges and universities compete nationwide every year.
This year 12 nominees and their partners will compete from MSU. Tuesday afternoon the students held their annual Irene Ryan Showcase where they performed their packages for faculty, staff and other students in the program. Their performances got rave reviews!
|Jesse Beulke accompanies Amanda Mai and Andrew Anderson|
|Daniel Lane and Michaela Shapiro|
|Maureen O'Malley and Matthew Sather|
|Claire Clauson and Alyssa Johnson|
|Claire Clauson and Emily Scinto|
|Cam Pederson and Billy Gleason|
This year's Irene Ryan Nominees and their Partners
Andrew Andersen/Amanda Mai
Alex Blesi/Maureen O'Malley
Mikhayla Clausen/Alexis Vencill
Billy Gleason/Cam Pederson
Erin Horst/Amanda Mai
Alyssa Johnson/Claire Clauson
Daniel Lane/Michaela Shapiro
Doni Marinos/Jaclyn Britz
Matthew Sather/Maureen O'MalleyEmily Scinto/Claire Clauson
Gabe Sell/Michaela Shapiro
Jessica Staples/Mitchell Douglas
We wish them all many broken legs! Have a great week students!