Excitement is brewing on the campus of Centenary College as it gets ready to welcome some of the top theatre instructors in the country.
The college has been chosen as the home of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region VI for the next three years.
Next week nearly 1,000 students and faculty representing a six-state region will congregate in Shreveport for the event.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in over 60 workshops led by nationally and regionally recognized artists and professors.
Students will be exposed to the best practices of acting, musical theatre, technical design, directing and stage management. They will also have the chance to audition for prestigious scholarships, graduate school programs and professional theatre companies.
The Festival will sponsor six performances from regional colleges and universities at the historic Strand Theatre:
- Reasons to be Pretty by Neil La Bute - University of Louisiana, Lafayette
- Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik - Sam Houston State University
- Drmnium by Ashley Behm and UAFS students - University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
- Enron by Lucy Prebble - Sam Houston State University
- Staccato Man by Jacob Scott - Angelos State University
- Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles L. Mee - West Texas A&M University
A panel of judges will select the most exemplary festival production to be showcased in the spring at the national festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
The week-long festival runs from Feb. 26 through March 2. For more information on the festival you can visit Centenary's website by clicking on this link http://www.centenary.edu/kcactf.