Student Theatre honors
-Two of four theatre students who competed were semi-finalists in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
-One student received a National KCACTF Certificate: Outstanding Performance (portrayal of Billy Holiday).
-Dr. Lawrence James directed and coordinated the invited KCACTF production: LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL. The production was later given two performances at the National Black Theatre Festival. A segment of the production was featured presentation at the TSU National Alumni Association Conference in San Antonio.
-Faculty Certificate of Merit awarded to Dr. James—Directing.
-Three theatre students received National KCACTF Certificates: Outstanding Performance (roles in RUINED).
-The production of RUINED, directed by Dr. Lawrence James, was one of 6 invited productions to the Regional KCACTF Festival, and then chosen as an Alternate Production for the National Festival.
-Faculty Certificates of Merit: Dr. James—Directing and Mr. Jeffrey Strange—Scenic Design.