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Two UIS Theatre students nominated for regional scholarships

December 12, 2006

SPRINGFIELD -- Alicia Artner and Colleen Kabbes, both students involved in the Theatre program at the University of Illinois at Springfield, have been selected as Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominees for Region III of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. 

Artner, a sophomore majoring in Psychology, was selected by an ACTF respondent for her performance as Mrs. Elvsted in last spring's production of Hedda Gabler. Kabbes, a transfer student from Lincoln College, was selected for her roles as Kate and Jackey this fall in Anton in Show Business

They, along with their acting partners Elizabeth Bapst and Joey Cruse, will travel to Milwaukee early next month for the Region III Festival, where they will present scenes for the Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions and attend workshops and performances from other college and university theatre programs in the region. UIS Theatre professors Eric and Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson will accompany the students.

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The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student-performers who wish to further their education, not necessarily limited to theatre arts. The Irene Ryan Foundation presents 19 regional awards and two fellowships annually. Sixteen of the awards are $500 scholarships for each regional representative of KCACTF; two scholarships of $2,500 each are presented to winners at the national festival in Washington, D.C. In addition, the student judged "Best Partner" in the national auditions is awarded a cash prize of $250.

For more information, go to the Region III festival website at www.kcactf3.org or contact Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson at 206-8307.

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