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South Georgia State College’s Theatre Productions Invited to Perform at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region IV

Posted on February 21, 2020 12:00 AM

South Georgia State College’s Theatre Productions garnered local attention with their fall performances of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit. Recently, they received another great accolade: the invitation to perform at this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for Region IV in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Each year, the Kennedy Center showcases the impressive work in theatre arts from colleges and universities across the country by sponsoring festivals in each of its eight regions in which the most distinguished productions from their area are invited to perform. SGSC’s Wit was one of only three shows to perform in Spartanburg from Region IV, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Southern Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Region IV Festival was held Feb. 4 – 8, 2020, on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. SGSC Theatre Productions performed in a matinee and evening performance Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

Kerrington Hollis and his partner Tristan Buckhalter were semi-finalists in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at this year's festival. LeRoy-Lawson also received a Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Direction from Region IV for the production in November. The students gave two outstanding performances in Spartanburg and performed to a sold-out space of over 400 audience members Friday evening. They received a thunderous clapping standing ovation.

For more information about SGSC Theatre Productions, please email Katherine L. Lawson at Katherine.LeRoy@sgsc.edu.

(Photo credit: Tracy Bosworth Page)

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