Five students at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins have been nominated to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions.
The students: Jeremy McReynolds and Kaila Moyers, who acted in “The Royal Wedding of OZ,” the July 2011 presentation of the Front Range Family Theatre Project; and Jesus Castro, Melinda Jones, and Dan Muth, who performed in the production of “Immortality” in October and November.
Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman, the KCACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.
The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 16 regional and two national scholarships annually.
The Theater Program at the Larimer Campus offers a variety of classes and production opportunities. Classes such as Theater Appreciation are offered both on campus and online. Acting classes are offered every semester by award-winning teacher and director Peter Anthony.
The program produces three plays every year. In addition to the summer family theater, a fully mounted production is performed in the fall semester, and Paintbox Theater tours area schools and libraries in the spring. For more information regarding classes and production opportunities, please contact John Hill.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 community colleges in Colorado and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.