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Students and costume designer excel in Theatre and Speech

Prestigious student internships, a rave review for costume designer Sydney Roberts, and an upcoming children’s performance are the highlights from the Department of Theatre and Speech:

  • Ashanti Brown was a junior English major when she decided to add at least three more years of work to earn a second degree in theatre. She was recently awarded a prestigious internship at the Actors' Theatre of Louisville, one of America's premier regional theatres. She beat out 700 other applicants, many of whom had graduate degrees, for the position.

    Sydney Roberts' costume
    sketch for "Comedy of Errors"
  • UTC Theatre's costume designer, Sydney Roberts, recently received a rave review for her designs for the Georgia Shakespeare Festival's production of the "Comedy of Errors." Read the review.
  • Recent theatre department graduate Laura Coates was invited to participate in Atlanta's Horizon Theatre's Young Playwrights' Festival.
  • Sophomore theatre major, Megan Smith is doing a summer theatre internship at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.

Coming soon:

A story theatre piece for children composed of stories from Appalachian, Cherokee, and African-American traditions. Free-admission performances at the Ward Theatre in the UTC Fine Arts Center will be scheduled after the July 4th holiday. The performance will be supported with a UC Foundation grant.

June 23, 2005

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