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A Week at KCACTF

A Blog by Lauren Scott

Stella Adler once said, “When you stand on stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.”

This is what has always drawn me to theatre; the stage has become a safe space for me to become vulnerable and talk about subjects that are meaningful and tell stories that can lift people up or make them reflect. It is my dream to continue to be on such a stage and I know I share this dream with many of my peers here at CSU.

From my years here at CSU, I’ve learned that when you get an opportunity to go for something that will help you reach your dreams, you should always do what you can to make it happen. This past Feb., students from CSU Theatre did just that at this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Denver.

We entered the host school’s lobby and felt injected with a very special kind of adrenaline- a kind of adrenaline only shared amongst those with a passion for theatre. We all felt excited about networking opportunities and about learning new things from different professors from all over the region. There was a costuming workshop, a burlesque class, design presentations, Irene Ryan acting auditions, and much, much more. The possibilities were limitless and it was so phenomenal to see everyone deciding where they wanted to go next and feeling eager for whatever was ahead.

In April, two of our outstanding students, JJ Margolis and Mackenzie Cunningham, are travelling to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to compete and represent CSU in the KCACTF national festival. To say that we, as a collective department, are proud of all of their hard work and what they have accomplished is an immense understatement.

Every single person who attended the regional and national conventions from our department is deserving of congratulations. I was so proud to be there with such a talented, dedicated group of people.