Eight UNC Charlotte students recently competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is a national program to benefit college theatre students. The program supports eight regional festivals in January and February and a national festival in April.
Amber Coleman, with her scene partner Migdalia Ramirez, and Artis Hill, with his scene partner Xavier Stinson, competed for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship (pictured right), with Amber and Migdalia advancing to the final rounds. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 16 regional and two national scholarships annually.
Ayla Claypool and Krysta Rogden won the KCACTF Region IV Devised Theatre Initiative competition (pictured above). Christina Smith participated in the design competition, and Kyra Hubert participated in the stage management competition, both presenting their work for the Fall 2019 production of Everybody.
KCACTF Region IV consists of colleges and universities from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Southern Virginia. The 2020 regional festival was held at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C, February 4-8. In addition to the competitions, the regional festival offers workshops, symposia, and performances for attending students.