Des Moines Register 01-08-07 ISU to host Kennedy Center fest

Des Moines Register
ISU to host Kennedy Center fest
Iowa State University will host part of the Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival from Jan. 21-27. More than 1,800 college students and faculty
members from across the Midwest are expected to attend the festival's Region V
events in Ames.
The festival includes a series of acting workshops, competitions, displays and
performances of both original and traditional plays. Events will be held on
campus — at Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater, the Maintenance Shop in the
Memorial Union — and the Ames City Auditorium downtown.
Students from the University of Kansas, Minnesota State University, Nebraska
Wesleyan University, Wichita State University, the University of NebraskaLincoln, Wartburg College and Emporia State are scheduled to present plays.
In addition to the student productions, professional actor Karen Eterovich will
present a one-woman show, “Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and faculty to observe
productions from other universities and see what types of shows they are doing,”
said Jane Cox, director of ISU Theatre and the regional festival’s host. “Every
participant should be inspired to an even higher level of creativity in the
performing arts.”