first_imgUniversity of Southern Indiana Theatre students recently brought home an impressive list of accolades from the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) held this year in Indianapolis. KCACTF is a national theater program that hosts around 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide, allowing theater departments and students an opportunity to showcase their work and receive outside assessments and critiques from respondents and theater professionals.Approximately 40 USI students, professors and staff members traveled to the festival which included a closing production of the USI Theatre production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play in Clowes Hall located on the campus of Butler University. This was the fourth USI Theatre production to present at the KCACTF, and the first to close the festival.“The festival provided our students opportunities to demonstrate their skills in acting and design, as well as working as a team to assemble, perform and repack our production of Mr. Burns in one day,” said Paul Weimer, USI assistant professor of performing arts. “They also took advantage of the many workshops available to extend their knowledge and meet students from other colleges who share their passion for theatre.”The Regional Design Competition allows students to showcase work in their given fields of theatrical design, fields which include lighting, costumes, scenery, and sound. USI senior Austin Tenbarge won the Outstanding Lighting Design Award for his unrealized design of Slaughter City. Nicholas Smith, a senior, won Honorable Mention for his Lighting Design for Oedipus Rex.The National Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence focuses on realized designs that have been produced on stage. Four USI students advanced to the final rounds: Rachel Thomas, a senior, for lighting design on The Glass Menagerie(She won the national competition in lighting in 2015 and 2016); Fred Kelley, a junior, honorable mention for sound design on Mr. Burns; John Merritt, a junior, for costume design on The Glass Menagerie; and Rachel Clark, a junior, who won the Theatrical Design Excellence award for her costume design for In the Red and Brown Water. She will be invited to present her work in April at the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.“This was my first time submitting a design to the KCACTF Festival. In fact, this was my first ever realized costume design,” said Clark. “You can imagine my surprise to come home as the recipient of the Theatrical Design Excellence Award. It’s truly an honor and the support I’ve received from the entire program has been absolutely amazing. I’ll proudly represent USI’s Theatre Program this April at nationals!”Kelley added, “I was surprised to hear that I won an award my first time attending KCACTF. I’m thankful for the professors in the USI Theatre Department who helped me prepare for KCACTF, and for all the support they gave me from the early stages of designing the show, all the way through to giving my presentation at KCACTF.”This is the third year in a row that USI design students have won national awards and advanced to represent the University at the finals in Washington D.C. During the festival, USI senior Nicholas Smith also co-presented a workshop, “Pixel Mapping Panel Design and Fabrication,” which was funded through a USI Endeavor grant.Craig Bellwood, a 2016 alumnus, was the winner of the Region III round in the Musical Theatre Intensive Competition and will advance to the final round at the national competition in Washington, D.C. where he will compete against the winners of the other seven regions.USI Theatre students also competed in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition, which provides recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding performers seeking to pursue further education in the arts. Participation in the event is limited to only those students who have been nominated to compete by regional responders. Aimee Bonnet, a 2016 USI alumna, and Jordyn Terrell, a sophomore, advanced to the semifinal round.USI student and faculty participation in the festival is made possible, in part, through the support of the USI Foundation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgCoquitlam actor Logan Williams, star of TV’s The Flash, died of fentanyl overdoseVancouver Sun 17 May 2020Family First Comment: A tragedy. “Williams was best known for playing young Barry Allen on the DC superhero series The Flash…. just one week shy of his 17th birthday. Marlyse Williams told the Post that her son started smoking marijuana at 13 and then moved on to harder drugs.”How many tragedies before we realise that DrugFree is the only option.The mother of Logan Williams says drugs claimed the life of the teen actor last month.The Coquitlam native, whose TV credits included roles on Supernatural and When Calls the Heart, died on April 2, just one week shy of his 17th birthday.In an interview with New York Post, Marlyse Williams said preliminary toxicology results indicate that Logan died of a fentanyl overdose, following a three-year struggle with addiction.“His death is not going to be in vain,” Marlyse Williams told the Post. “He’s going to help a lot of people down the road.”Williams was best known for playing young Barry Allen on the DC superhero series The Flash.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_img Loading… Napoli won the first leg 1-0 at San Siro back in March, and Inter Milan will need a comprehensive victory to advance into the final slated for Wednesday.Meanwhile, Juventus and AC Milan played a goalless draw in the other semi-final on Friday, but it was Juventus who advance on away goal rule, haven played 1 – 1 draw in the first meeting.Cristiano Ronaldo missed the golden opportunity to give his side a winning start in the post-Covid-19 era when he missed a penalty in the 16th minute.Read Also: Bonucci defends Ronaldo: Even the greatest miss penaltiesJuventus were awarded a penalty through the video assistant referee, but the Portuguese captain stepped up and smashed his effort against the post.Cristiano Ronaldo has now missed his first penalty of the season after scoring eight consecutive for Juventus before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Best Cars Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHowcenter_img Nigeria’s Victor Moses and his Inter Milan teammates will be hoping to reach the Copa Italian final when they meet Napoli in the second leg semi-final today, Saturday.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNEW Delhi, India (AFP) – A hotel worker whose unsolicited advice helped the batting of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has been located after the Indian superstar launched an appeal.The worker approached Tendulkar about 19 years ago at the hotel where he worked in Chennai, saying he had noticed he swung his bat differently when he was wearing an arm guard.Tendulkar, who was midway his record-breaking career at the time, said the advice was valuable as he redesigned his arm guard and went from strength to strength.“I don’t think I had spoken about this to anyone in the world. I was the only person who was aware of that,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.“After that I actually came back to the room from the ground, carried my elbow guard and I re-designed my elbow guard according to the correct size and the amount of padding and I played.”The hotel said it had found the worker and offered to set up a meeting, while an Indian news website also said it had located the man.“I asked him (Tendulkar) if I can give him a suggestion concerning cricket,” the worker, identified as a member of the security staff named Guruprasad, was quoted as saying by the ‘The News Minute’.“I really wasn’t sure if he would listen to someone like me but he readily agreed.”The meeting apparently took place in early 2001 during the Test series against Australia, when Tendulkar scored 126 in the first innings in Chennai.The 46-year-old Tendulkar retired in 2013 after scoring more than 34 000 runs in Tests and one-day internationals, including a record 100 centuries.last_img read more