USC Aiken’s University Theatre will present annual showcase
The annual University Theatre Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, on the Main Stage in USC Aiken’s Etherredge Center.
The event is free and open to the public; however, donations will be accepted to offset students’ travel costs to the Regional Festival of The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
The festival will take place Feb. 5-10 in Spartanburg. To prepare for the event, the cabaret showcase will give students nominated for festival-related awards the chance to present their work or perform before the scholarship competitions associated with the festival.
USCA students have been nominated for acting, stage management and design awards.
Regional Festival of The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival: Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship candidates are as follows:
• Andrew Spencer, nominated for his performance in “Doubt,” partner Andrew Randolph
• Gaby Walker, nominated for her performance in “Doubt,” partner Royden Watkins
• Carlee McClary, nominated for her performance in “Life Sucks,” partner Joziah Smith
• De’On Turner, nominated for his performance in “Life Sucks,” partner Unique James
* Caroline Pethick, nominated for her performance in “Life Sucks,” Partner Tres Taylor
Regional Festival of The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Stage Management Fellowship Candidates are as follows:
• Royden Watkins, nominated for his work in “Doubt and for his sound design in “Life Sucks”
• Leah Tucker, nominated for her work in “Life Sucks.”
Regional winners from the competition in Spartanburg will proceed to the national competition in April. For more information, visit www.kcactf.org/home/index.html.
Friday’s showcase will include the five Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship candidates performing two scenes and a monologue.
Additionally, the event will feature three musical theatre performances and improv comedy interspersed throughout the evening. The musical theatre performers will be Kaitlyn Pruiett, Courtney Poda and Mo Pruiett.