News Release


Mount Marty College Actors Advance at Regional Competition

Published Date1\18\2012
Two Mount Marty College actors have advanced to the semi-final round at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Ames, Iowa. Out of nearly 300 actors representing colleges and universities from the region (SD, ND, NE, IA, MN, KS), 64 were selected to advance to the semi-final round of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition to be held Wednesday, January 18 on the campus of Iowa State University.

Lisa Keogh (Stuart, Neb) and her acting partner Steven Hoff (Omaha, Neb) presented a 3-minute scene from David Lindsay-Abaire's, "Rabbit Hole", in the preliminary round. The pair will now add a contrasting scene from Lindsay-Abaire's, "Wonder of the World", for the semi-finals. This is the first acting pair from the MMC theatre department to advance to the semi-finals since the college began participating in the festival in 2005.

Acting coach and director of theatre, Andy Henrickson, is ecstatic about the success, "My hope has always been for our students to reach this level of accomplishment, and I am extremely proud of Lisa and Steven and the effort they have put into the work. This is exciting news for the department, and I trust future actors from the program will embrace opportunities such as this to showcase their talent."

For more information on the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival visit their website and for more information visit Mount Marty College's theatre department.