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UCA theater students win state recognition

Posted: December 7, 2013 - 7:45pm

Three UCA theater majors have won special recognition for their technical theater achievements associated with UCA Theatre’s production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht. The play was under the direction of Rebekah Scallet, Artistic Director of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and lecturer at UCA Theatre and was performed on the UCA campus November 7-8, 15-17.

The play was entered in the Arkansas festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and was eligible for a response by a team of respondents from the organization. KCACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. The production was viewed on November 8 and the cast and crew were given feedback about the production that evening.

The students honored for excellence were Sara Sharos, a junior theater major from Bentonville, who won Excellence in Stage Management, Josh

Anderson, a senior theater major from Lonoke, who won Excellence in Scenic Design, and Haley Tynes, a senior theater major from Shirley, who won Excellence in Costume Design.

All three students are eligible to enter their work in the Region VI KCACTF festival to be held in February 2014 at Centenary College in

Shreveport, La., Region VI consists of colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

UCA Theatre has consistently received awards and honors from the KCACTF organization including Best Production, Director’s Choice and numerous individual design and acting awards for its students and faculty.

UCA Theatre is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre which awards accreditation to institutions of higher learning.

This accreditation assures students and parents that the academic and co-curricular programs of UCA Theatre meet professional standards in theater education and training as set forth by the Association.

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