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    University Players Recognized for “Antigone”

    Four University of Scranton Players were recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their roles in “Antigone,” including, from left, Andrew Vizzard and April Sparks seen here rehearsing a scene from the fall semester production of “Antigone.”
    February 14, 2020

                Four University of Scranton Players have recently earned recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) as nominees to compete in a regional festival for their roles in the Players’ fall production of “Antigone.” The students are: April Sparks, a journalism-electronic media major from Archbald who was recognized for her role as Antigone; Andrew Vizzard, a chemistry major from Havertown who was recognized for his role as Kreon; Gillian Williams-Mayers, a sociology major from Scranton who was recognized for her work as a stage manager; and Emily Remenschneider, a nursing major from Wood Ridge, New Jersey who was recognized for her role as Ismene.

                The University Players opened their 2019-2020 season with “Antigone,” which is a classic story of rebellion written by Sophocles almost 2,500 years ago. The University’s production was directed by Michael O’Steen.

                KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 20,000 students from more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide. It gives students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills and receive national recognition for excellence and also offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing and design.

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