'Words, Words, Words' to be presented at festival

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2006-01-09
Huntington, Ind.—The Region III selection committee for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has chosen “Words, Words, Words” by David Ives to participate in the “Evening of Scenes” at the regional festival to be held January 10-15, 2006.

“Words, Word, Words” was presented by the Huntington University Theatre Company in September, 2005, as part of “Sure Thing, an Evening of David Ives,” directed by Mike Burnett, chairman of the Department of Theatre Arts.

“The ‘Evening of Scenes’ is typically reserved for associate entries to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, but because of the strength of the acting in ‘Sure Thing,’ the committee wanted a representative piece at the festival,” Burnett said.

“Words, Words, Words” was student directed by Hannah Krauskopf, a junior educational ministries major from Huntington, Ind., and featured Josh Dawes, a senior English education major from Leesburg, Ind.; Jeff Blossom, a senior film studies major from Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Lindsay Stalf, a sophomore broadcasting major from Angola, Ind.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival was started in 1969 by the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman Roger L. Stevens. The festival is a national theater program and includes 18,000 students from colleges and universities all over the country. Students and artists from more than 600 academic institutions throughout the U.S. feature their work and receive evaluation from festival respondents.

The Region III Festival highlights students from colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., and Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., will co-host the event. For more information about the festival, log on to www.kcactf3.org.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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