Release date: June 20, 2007
Local students earn spots in New South Young Playwrights Festival
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University students Matthew LaStar of Cartersville and Lark Hylton of Marietta recently won spots in the New South Young Playwrights Festival in Atlanta. LaStar is an interdisciplinary studies major in playwriting and screenwriting and Hylton is a theatre and performance studies major. They study with KSU instructor of playwriting Margaret Baldwin.
Students from all over the Southeast submitted plays and only 20 students were chosen to participate in the festival, a week-long intensive study program at the Horizon Theatre Company. Students were challenged to create short plays and engage in workshops, seminars and rehearsals with theater professionals. The festival culiminated in a staged reading of student plays by professional actors on June 2.
Last year, another KSU student, Tai Courtney of Kennesaw, also won the chance to participate in the New South Young Playwrights Festival.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.