This was a paper project at KU. The Scenic Design won an award at an ACTF conference, then exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial where it also won an award..
KU STUDENTS HONORED AT REGIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
LAWRENCE — Five University of Kansas theatre students and a 1997 graduate received awards Jan. 25 during the regional Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival held at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
The KU University Theatre’s production of William Inge’s “Bus Stop” was performed at the regional festival and is still in contention for the national KC/ACTF to be held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April.
Steve Hudson-Mairet, Waukesha, Wis., graduate student in scenography, received two awards, including the Barbizon Award for costume design for his creations for “Bus Stop.” His designs will now be in competition at the national festival. Hudson-Mairet also won first place in the Graduate Scenic Design Competition for his stage designs for “Bus Stop.”
In the Graduate Scenic Design Competition, Nathan Hughes, 3323 Iowa, Lawrence, won second place, and Ann Hockenberry, 1901 E. 23rd, Lawrence, third place. Both are graduate students in scenography. Hughes’ designs were for “Cloud Nine,” while Hockenberry designed the stage sets for “Die Fledermaus,” the KU opera staged earlier this month in the Crafton Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.
On the undergraduate level, Brad Hull, 2223 Taylor Drive, Olathe, a senior, won the Lighting Design Competition. Branka Grubor, a 1997 KU theatre graduate, won first place in the Costume Design Competition for her work on “Alex and the Shrink World,” staged in spring 1997. Jon Young, 3210 Sosiva, Topeka, also a senior, won third place in the Scenic Design Competition for his stage sets for “Mother Courage.”
Also recognized during the KC/ACTF awards ceremony were Jack B. Wright, KU professor of theatre and film, for excellence in his direction of “Bus Stop.”
The company of “Bus Stop” also received the Golden Hand Truck Award for the best load-in among companies competing at the regional festival.
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KU DESIGN STUDENTS SHOW WORK IN PRAGUE
LAWRENCE — Two graduate students in scenography at the University of Kansas have design work included in the United States of America Schools of Scenography exhibition at the 1999 Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic.
Scenic design for “Cloud Nine” by Caryl Churchill was exhibited by Nathan A. Hughes, 3523 Iowa, Lawrence, while costume design for “The Way of the World” by William Congreve was shown by Bill Nelson, 909 Avalon Road, Apt. B, Lawrence.
The Prague Quadrennial is a three-week worldwide exhibit of stage design featuring work by artists from professional, regional and academic theatre. The exhibit is being shown at the Palace of Industry in Prague June 7 through June 27. Both Delbert Unruh, professor of theatre and film and director of KU’s University Theatre, and Dennis Christilles, assistant professor of theatre and film, attended the 1999 exhibit.
A team of educational theatre designers selected works for the United States student exhibit, which is funded by Sam Scripps and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. Student designers from schools throughout the United States submitted works for consideration for the Prague Quadrennial. Works by students from 52 colleges and universities were selected for the exhibit.
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