Students selected for regional theater festival

Two Lake Region State College students have been nominated to participate in a regional theater festival.

Rebeca Trautman and Milton Wiah have been nominated to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Acting Competition. 

“It is a great honor, and they will be auditioning with hundreds of actors from Region V,” said April Hubbard, LRSC theater director and instructor. Two actors from each region (there are eight) are chosen to participate at the national festival in Washington, DC. 

Students from college theatre programs throughout our five state region (ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, KS) meet yearly at ACTF to participate in workshops, acting auditions and other competitions, and view plays and scenes from invited productions.

LRSC Playmakers members regularly attend this fabulous celebration of theatre; this year the festival is in Sioux Falls, SD from January 19-25th. 

The actors were nominated based on their performances in the LRSC Playmakers production of Almost, Maine, presented this past October. 
Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (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 theater in the United States. 

Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another's work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists. The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

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.