Students and faculty from the Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts have once again collected a multitude of awards at this year’s Region 1 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) competition. The regional festival, usually held in Hyannis, Massachusetts, was conducted virtually this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WCSU collected a number of awards across a variety of areas including acting, design expo, stage tech and stage management.
Isabel Salazar, of Woodbridge, earned the Stage Managers Association (SMA) Award.
KCACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students annually from colleges and universities around the country. Since its inception, KCACTF has given more than 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills, and receive national recognition for excellence. More than 16 million theatergoers have attended approximately 10,000 festival productions nationwide. The festival is split up into eight regions across the United States. WCSU belongs to Region 1, comprised of schools from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, northeastern New York, Vermont and Rhode Island. For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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