LA PLATA, Md.—The College of Southern Maryland will send several representatives to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region II in West Chester, Pa. Jan. 14-18. The representatives include current and former CSM students who worked on CSM theatre productions that were nominated for group and individual awards at the January festival.
Nominations for technical awards include productions I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Stop Kiss, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, The Clumsy Custard Horror Show and Working. Jeremy Hunter of La Plata, Simone Hannah of Waldorf, Kendal Garton of Hollywood, Alex La Clair of La Plata, Barbara Wheeler of Indian Head, Annabel Russell of Waldorf and Jamie Borroughs of Mechanicsville will represent these productions at the festival. Technical award winners are presented with opportunities such as working with a professional theater company in a major city for one or two weeks, or traveling all-expenses-paid to the Unites States Institute for Theatre Technologys national conference.
The festival has also nominated several individuals for the regional Irene Ryan Acting Award which provides an individual $500 scholarship to winners. Regional winners move on to the national festival where they will compete with winners from 11 other regions to be considered for one of two national awards, each providing a $2,500 scholarship.
Regional nominees from CSM are Aimee Grace of White Plains, Amanda Jo Connelly of Indian Head and Danielle Nicole LeDoux of Indian Head from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Alexis Miller of Gambrills, Kenny Waters, Jr. and Kaytlin Medley of Waldorf from The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, and Laura Stephens Waldorf and Alex La Clair of La Plata from Working.
Region II of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival includes colleges located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, northwest New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and West Virginia. The 46th Region II festival will take place in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University, Jan. 14-18. For information about CSMs theater programs, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.