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Congratulations to Three Fine GWC Actors!!!

Award Nominees for the Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein) at Golden West College

We are proud to announce that three of our actors from PLAYING WITH FIRE (After Frankenstein) have been nominated for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships by the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival!

Our nominees are Reagan Pettigrew (Adam), Katherine Heflin (Elizabeth), and Derick Gonzalez (Victor).

This nomination means that Reagan, Katherine, and Derick will be eligible to compete for scholarship awards at the 52nd annual KCACTF Region 8 gathering, which will be held mid-February 2020 at California State University, Fullerton.

Region 8 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is comprised of universities, state colleges, and community colleges in Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, Utah and Guam.

About the Festival:
Each year, KCACTF Region 8 brings students and faculty together in February to see one another’s work and to share ideas. In addition to performances, there are a wide range of activities that in the past have included workshops and seminars on such topics as playwriting, auditioning, voice, movement, stage combat, theater for children, scene painting, scenery construction, and so on. There are sessions for everyone, from beginning theater artists to experienced faculty members. In addition to competing in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship audition, our actors will have an opportunity to avail themselves of these workshops, symposia, and exhibits that are part of this regional festival.

actor Scott Keister (Frankenstein) was also singled out for Meritorious AchievementIn addition to the nominations of these fine nominees, actor Scott Keister (Frankenstein) was also singled out for Meritorious Achievement for his professionalism, ensemble spirit, and for acting as a mentor and positive role model to our student actors.

We congratulate the entire cast and crew of PLAYING WITH FIRE (After Frankenstein) for their fine work on this production, we congratulate Reagan, Katherine, and Derick on their Irene Ryan nominations, and we congratulate Scott on his special commendation; we are proud of all of their accomplishments and their collaborative spirit, and we wish them the very best at KCACTF 2020!

Break Legs!!!