Student voices from Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region 2

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Brenna Kempf, University of Wisconsin Parkside

Sean Hartman, Alvernia University

Elizabeth Gannaway, Eastern Mennonite University

Rob Lunak, Concordia University-Chicago

Ashley Frankhouser, Alvernia University

Bridget McCarthy, Hope College

Annie Walaszeck, University of Wisconsin Parkside

 

Greetings, Illinois! Abby Gerdts shares her story.

Abby Gerdts, ASTEP’s Director of International Programs, sat down with an arts reporter for the News-Gazette, a local paper for the Champaign, Illinois community. The full article, which can be found in the Arts Beat section, captures Abby’s path and her work with ASTEP, specifically our involvement with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region III at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

Student voices from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region 3

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Brenna Kempf, University of Wisconsin Parkside

Sean Hartman, Alvernia University

Elizabeth Gannaway, Eastern Mennonite University

Mallory Mautz, Alvernia University

Rob Lunak, Concordia University-Chicago

Ashley Frankhouser, Alvernia University

Bridget McCarthy, Hope College

A Million Billion Thunders — live from the Kennedy Center

From August 31-September 5th, Mauricio Salgado and Marco Ramirez were granted a residency at the Kennedy Center in order to complete a new work and present it at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival (September 3-5).

“A Million Billion Thunders” is Nico’s telling of the literal and metaphoric storms he faces and fights. The piece is for an actor and a musician. Although the piece is still in development, it has already generated interest in Washington DC, and Mauricio and Marco have already committed to producing the show in the near future.

During the residency, they also collaborated with Alejandro Rodriguez (dramaturgy) and Steve McWilliams (Guitar). The project was made possible by Gregg Henry’s generosity, the Director of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.