Release Date: December 10, 2007
Kennesaw State students nominated for Kennedy Center awards
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Dru Jamieson in "Out of the Dark"
KENNESAW—Four theater and performance studies majors at Kennesaw State University have been nominated for the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The four students may submit entries for the KCACTF Region IV competition at the region’s festival, Feb. 5 through 10 in Clemson, S.C. Winners at the regional level may submit entries for the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April.
Kennesaw State’s nominees are: Dorisz Tatar of Marietta for the Barbizon Design Excellence Award for Scenery; Lark Hylton of Marietta for the Stage Management Award; Dru Jamieson of Kennesaw for the Irene Ryan Acting Award; and John Tucker of Ball Ground also for the Irene Ryan Acting Award.
All of the students were nominated based on their work in the original KSU production of “Out of the Dark,” performance ethnography based on the real lives of Virginia coal miners and their families. It was presented at Kennesaw State in November 2007.
KSU senior Erik Teague won the national Barbizon Design Excellence Award for Costumes in 2006 and in 2007. He was the first person in the country to win the award two years in a row.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Offering degrees in music, music education, theatre and performance studies, visual arts, and art education, 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.