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Theater students once again star at competition

February 28, 2014
By Carrie Care

For the eighth consecutive year, CSU theater students won major awards at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Andrew Killion's lighting design for CSU's production of "Evid Dead: The Musical" won a Region VII award.The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theatre program, with more than 18,000 participants annually, and has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States.

Region VII is comprised of nine western states: Colorado,  Alaska, northern California, Idaho, Montana, northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington and  Wyoming. More than 1,000 theatre students from Region VII convened recently at Boise State University to participate in workshops; attend symposia and colloquies and professional presentation; work with resident artists; and compete for honors, awards and scholarships for their creative accomplishments in theatre productions staged at their schools.

Legacy of success

Students winning regional awards will travel to Washington, D.C., April 14-29 to compete at the 48th annual Kennedy Center national conference. Since 2007, CSU students have distinguished themselves as national award-winners in stage management, acting, lighting design, sound design and playwriting.

Award winners

CSU's 2014 national finalists include Andrew Killion (Lighting Design for Evil Dead: The Musical) and Emma Kimball (Sound Design for Comic Potential). They will compete at nationals in April.

Other Region VII winners are John Erickson (Projection Design - Little Women) and Ben Hilzer (Music Theatre). Erickson has earned a scholarship to the Lighting/Projection Design and Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, while Hilzer earned a scholarship to the California State University Summer Arts Program.