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Theatre and Dance Students Nominated for 2023 Kennedy Center Awards

November 28, 2022
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The nominations recognized cast and crew in the fall production of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes!”

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The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) nominated several Theatre and Dance students for awards and a chance to compete in Washington, D.C. in 2023.

Students from the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University received regional nominations for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Awards. 

“The faculty and I are incredibly proud of this production and of all of our incredibly talented student-artists. We wish them luck and many blessings as they compete in February at the regional festival,” said Anderson University Department of Theatre and Dance Chair Dr. David Sollish.

The nominations came for the fall production of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes!” recognizing the talents of the cast and crew. 

KCACTF sends a respondent to view Theatre and Dance productions during the Fall 2022 Semester and nominate students. Those students then can go to a regional Kennedy Center festival to compete. If they win the region, they head to a national competition in Washington, D.C., with the potential of winning a scholarship.

The following students were nominated:

Associate Direction nominee – Kaitlyn Grace

Dance Captain Dramaturgy nominee – Emma Turner, Annabelle Terry, Caroline Byce

Hair and Makeup Design/Costume Design nominees – Evelyn Ruff, Alessa Gibbons, Morgan Burroughs, Maegan Mosher

Irene Ryan nominees – Spencer Dulin, Benjamin Reardon

Lighting Design nominee – Abbigail Askew

Props Design nominee – Regan Densmore

Sound Design nominees – Nathanael Browne

Stage Management nominee – Edie Dominick and Ivey Whitaker

Started in 1969 by Kennedy Center founding chairman, Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center American College Theater 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. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.

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