IUP will host the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, January 12–16, 2010.
An IUP production, A Year with Frog and Toad, has been selected for inclusion, along with eight other productions from across the region.
Starting Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the festival will draw more than a thousand attendees from colleges and universities across an eight-state region and the District of Columbia. Region II includes more than eighty participating colleges and universities.
Film star Bill Pullman will present the festival’s keynote address on Thursday, January 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. An actor, director, producer, and teacher, Pullman has starred in hit films including While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Independence Day (1996). Tickets, which are free, are available starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the event in the Performing Arts Center lobby.
Five of the eight theater festival productions will be open to the community and presented in Fisher Auditorium on January 13–16. Tickets, which are $10 each, will be available for Fisher Auditorium productions starting two hours before curtain. For more information, see the following article: Kennedy Center Announces Festival Plays for January.
The festival honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.