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Berks Theatre students receive awards

Penn State Berks Theatre students won two competitions at the 2012 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 2, held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the week of January 10-14, 2012.

Berks students won the Tech Olympics, comprised of a series of challenges that tested technical theatre skills and knowledge. Berks students came home with the region trophy and will host the event at next year's festival. Student participants included Joseph Aubry, Erin Edelstein, Danielle Fitzgeorge, Nick Gackenbach, and Stefanie Thomas.

In addition, Berks students took the trophy for The Fringe Challenge, which sets 10 qualifying schools against each other. Each school is tasked to produce a 10-minute comedic play based on a theme and parameters given to them on the first day of the festival. The following students participated in the Fringe Challenge: Ashanti Acosta, Nick Freer, Regilynn Haywood, Thomas Heiler, Samantha Kolb, Nicolas Lewis, Patrick O'Neil, Dashanyua Robinson, Bianca Sanchez, Noah Sanders, Tiana Thomas, and Cat Whelan.

For more information, contact Rob Napoli, Technical Theatre Coordinator, at 610-396-6421 or via e-mail at RUN2@psu.edu.


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