Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 1, 2011
The theatre program at Texas State University-San Marcos had a record showing at the Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, bringing home an unprecedented 18 awards and recognitions out of a total of 50 given.
Approximately 50 schools participated in the event, held at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo. The University of Oklahoma had the next-best showing with six, followed by the University of New Orleans with four, and Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi tied with three.
Additionally, Texas State students won an impressive six of the 12 awards that advance students to the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 19-23.
Texas State students advancing to Kennedy Center as national finalists are:
“Three other undergrads came in second, losing out to either a grad student or one of our own students,” said Department of Theatre and Dance Chair John Fleming. “No school in our region has ever had anywhere near this level of success.”
Other Texas State students earning recognition were:
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival has eight regional festivals across the country. Region 6 includes universities from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas and Missouri.
For more information, contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at (512) 245-2147.