Theatre: Colorado State University Theatre Program Students Win National Awards

04.27.09 – Erin Fried (‘09) and Sean Cummings (‘11) won two of only seven national acting awards at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, DC on April 18, 2009.

Fried, who won “Best Actor” in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the KCACTF regional competition in February, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and a year-long apprenticeship to the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (Ky.).

Cummings, who participated as Fried’s dialogue partner, won a summer apprenticeship with The Orchard Project at the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

According to the website, “Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.”


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