Performing Arts Students and Faculty Members Attend Kennedy Center American College Festival

This year Eastern has twenty students and five faculty members in attendance at the Kennedy Center American College Festival, a yearly event at which over 1000 students and faculty from colleges all across the Northeast participate.  This year’s festival is in Hyannis Massachusetts.

As in year’s past, our students have been very active in the conference’s events, workshops and competitions.  For their performances in Eastern theatre productions, four of our actors, Stephanie Madden, Kinde Queenan, Dan Fernandez, and Kelsey Guggenheim were nominated to participate in the event’s Irene Ryan acting competition.  Emily Rieser, Mya Ta, Chad Dominique, and Alexis Kurtz performed in the competition as partners to our nominated performers.

The quality work at Eastern of four of our Design/Tech/Management students, Amanda Conkey, Joe Staffa, Matt Pryke, and Keri Smart was such that the four of them were nominated to participate in the conference’s Design/Tech/and Management Exhibition.  Three of these students, Joe, Matt, and Keri have been selected as three of fifteen finalists in this competitive event.  For her performance in Eastern’s musical Once on this Island, Amanda Conkey was selected to compete in the last night’s Malthy Musical Theatre performance.  Zach LaSala auditioned for, and received a part in, the conference’s One Act Play competition.