Marywood University students awarded commendations by Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival recently notified the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University that students in the department were awarded commendations for their work in its fall production of ‘A Street Car Named Desire.’ From left, are Ken Doyle, of Oceanside, N.Y., senior music theatre major; Charles Gorden, Marywood University theatre program director; Helena Rankin, of Groton, N.Y., junior theatre major; Tiffany Atkins, of Tunkhannock, senior theatre major; and Melina Barry, of Clarks Summit, sophomore theatre major. - Submitted photo

SCRANTON — Students in Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department were awarded commendations by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for their work in the fall production of “A Street Car Named Desire.”

Dr. Margaret Ball, respondent from the KCACTF, attended the Saturday evening performance. Following the performance, Ball sent notice to Charles Gorden, theatre program director at Marywood University, that Helena Rankin, of Groton, N.Y., junior theatre major student, was awarded commendation for Excellence in Stage Management, and Tiffany Atkins, of Tunkhannock, senior theater major, was awarded commendation for Excellence in Lighting Design.

Ken Doyle, of Oceanside, N.Y., senior music theatre major, and Melina Barry, of Clarks Summit, sophomore theatre major, were nominated to participate in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award auditions at the Regional KCACTF Festival, which will be held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in January. Jakob Pepper, of Honesdale, sophomore theatre major, will compete at the festival for recognition in Sound Design, and Dana Jackson, of Dunmore, senior theatre major, will compete in the student dramaturgy category.

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival recently notified the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University that students in the department were awarded commendations for their work in its fall production of ‘A Street Car Named Desire.’ From left, are Ken Doyle, of Oceanside, N.Y., senior music theatre major; Charles Gorden, Marywood University theatre program director; Helena Rankin, of Groton, N.Y., junior theatre major; Tiffany Atkins, of Tunkhannock, senior theatre major; and Melina Barry, of Clarks Summit, sophomore theatre major.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_ABJ-MU-Theatre.jpgThe Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival recently notified the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University that students in the department were awarded commendations for their work in its fall production of ‘A Street Car Named Desire.’ From left, are Ken Doyle, of Oceanside, N.Y., senior music theatre major; Charles Gorden, Marywood University theatre program director; Helena Rankin, of Groton, N.Y., junior theatre major; Tiffany Atkins, of Tunkhannock, senior theatre major; and Melina Barry, of Clarks Summit, sophomore theatre major. Submitted photo