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 Good News: Two SRU theatre majors take Kennedy Center program awards 



SRU Good News for Feb. 23, 2010


Two SRU theatre majors take Kennedy Center program awards  

Maya Ogasawara, a Slippery Rock University theatre major and international student from Japan, took top honors in the Region II and Regional Best Costume Design and Best Costume Design Awards for her designs for "Cymbeline," and Kelly Myers, a theatre major from Natrona Heights, was named a finalist for her costume designs used in the theatre department's "Hedda Gabler" production.

            The awards are part of the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional II Festival. Region II includes universities from southwestern New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.

The event was at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

"Cymbeline" was directed by Laura Smiley, assistant professor of theatre, and "Hedda Gabler," was directed by David Skeele, professor of theatre.

Both students handled their costume work under the direction of Rebecca Morrice, assistant professor of theatre.


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