Berks theater students recognized by Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival

Representatives of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) visited Penn State Berks in September 2017 to view and respond to the theater program's fall workshop production of "The Pavilion" by Craig Wright. This production was student selected, directed, designed and executed.

The KCACTF respondents awarded student director Taylor Clark Housel the KCACTF Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Direction. In addition, student actors Kayla Kasmari and Tommy Heiler have been nominated to participate in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Audition at the Region 2 Festival in January 2018.

KCACTF is a national theater program involving students from colleges and universities nationwide. It has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The program 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.

Penn State Berks' bachelor of arts in theater provides students with a solid foundation to become successful theater artists and effective theater educators. The degree program also trains students in the skills to become effective communicators and professional program managers.

For more information about the Theatre program, contact Program Coordinator James N. Brown at 610-396-6419 or via email at [email protected].