February 07, 2019
Theatre students take home honors at regional festival
More than a dozen Providence College students were recognized in the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, Mass. The region — one of five in the country — encompasses all of New England and New York.
Taking top individual honors was Daniel Jameson ’21 (Schenectady, N.Y.), the winner of the Open Jar Music Theatre Award and Scholarship. He will advance to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Competition in Washington, D.C., in April. Jameson also was a finalist in the regional festival’s Richard Maltby Jr. Musical Theatre Competition.
Also singled out was Emily Clark ’19 (Weston, Conn.), who received a Special Excellence in Arts Administration award.
Cast members from the College’s production of Bat Boy: The Musical had the distinction of being chosen to perform scenes from the musical during the festival. PC was one of just nine schools selected from among 70 schools that submitted consideration for invited scenes.
PC students from three campus productions were named Irene Ryan Nominee/Competition participants, as follows:
Hamlet — Tim Brown ’20 (Melrose, Mass.), Mireya Lopez ’19 (Chicago, Ill.), and Charlie Seymour ’21 (Baltimore, Md.)
The Moors — Gabrielle Sanchez ’18 (Providence, R.I.), Grace Dolan ’20 (Boston, Mass.), and Alex Cannon ’22 (East Granby, Conn.)
Bat Boy: The Musical — Steven Sawan ’20 (Sherborn, Mass.), Aisling Sheahan ’19 (Scituate, Mass.), Teddy Kiritsy ’19, (Grafton, Mass.), and Caprial Harris ’19 (Milton, Mass.)
In addition, Clark and Kiritsy were chosen Arts Administration Nominees, and Gabby DeParis ’18 (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Dolan were selected as Stage Management Nominees. DeParis was chosen for her work in The Moors, and Dolan was nominated for Hamlet and Bat Boy: The Musical.