Grove City College sent four students to the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) this year. The five-day acting event was held at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa.
Region II of the KCACTF consists of colleges and universities within a five-state region regardless of the size of their program.
Over 200 students participated in the competition. In the first round, participants must perform a two-person scene with a partner. From this, 32 actors are chosen to advance. The College had two students who were chosen to go on, Stephen Horst ’13 and Ethan Mitchell ’15.
In the semi-final competition, participants do two acting scenes in which 16 competitors are chosen to move onto the final round. Mitchell was chosen to advance and received the judges’ award for voice and diction.
“What people need to understand is that Grove City College is competing with schools which have BFA and MFA programs in acting and which are much larger,” Professor of English and Theatre Betsy J. Craig ’77 said. “So the fact that we had two students in the semi-final round is quite an accomplishment.”