Shorter College theatre students find success at Georgia Theatre Conference
November 5 - Shorter College theatre students had an impressive showing at a recent Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC).
Two Shorter students, Michael Lindsey of Madison and Elizabeth Telford of Duluth, were honored at the conference for receiving the highest scores during competition. This is the second consecutive year that Shorter has brought home both the male and female top awards.
College students participating in the GTC competed for the chance to be waived through to the next round of competition at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). The Georgia Theatre Conference is the screening process for the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). The SETC is one of the largest conferences set up to hire actors for professional, summer, and year-round acting jobs. “Out of 300 actors auditioning at GTC , Shorter’s theatre and musical theatre students were extremely successful, with 66 percent of our students being passed on to SETC,” said Kathy Newman, chair of Shorter’s Theatre Department.
Students who will now compete in the upcoming Southeastern Theatre Conference include: Kristina Kennedy of Houston, Texas; Jamel Booth of Kingsland; Elizabeth Telford of Duluth; Jonathan Altman of Warner Robbins; Chris Lewis of Carrolton; John Carucci of Marietta; Emily Duke of McDonough; Elizabeth Booman of Spring Grove, Min.; Jennifer Spradley of Athens; Koby Parker of Douglasville; Christopher Vizzuraga of Watkinsville; Elizabeth MacDonell of Brunswick; Aeriel Gill of Huntsville, Ala.; Audrey Crocker of Jackson; Hannah Strickland of Oconee County; Sarah Brackett of Warm Springs; and Vandi Enzor of Centre, Ala.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.