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Students and faculty earn theatre honors at KCACTF

Several Bethany Lutheran College theatre students and faculty members attended the weeklong Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V festival at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, January 16-22, 2011. Two Bethany students competed in the National Critics Institute: Michael Lilienthal (senior, English) and Elizabeth Horneber (senior, English). Lilienthal won the competition. Bethany representatives were also awarded three certificates of merit. One went to recent graduate Timothy Favorite in dramaturgy for And Then They Came For Me. Faculty members Jacob Yenish and Matthew Caron were awarded certificates for their work in lighting design and scenic design with the Bethany production Child of Grace.

There were a number of other Bethany students competing at KCACTF. Joshua Wierschke was nominated for his role as Young Ed in And Then They Came For Me, with scene partner Michael Lilienthal. Kristin Carr was nominated for her role as Julie in Child of Grace, with scene partner Alissa Kludtke. Lydia Grabau competed for the sound design award for her work on Child of Grace. Audrey Rehwaldtwas nominated for her role as Ruth in Child of Grace, with scene partner Jonathan Basel.