The NSU Theatre Company was recently selected to participate in The Kennedy Center’s 2016 American College Theatre Festival for their production of “The Brothers Size.”
A company of five NSU students will perform with peers from other higher education institutions at the festival. More than 1,300 productions and 200,000 students from across the country participate in the festival annually. The NSU production is one of six colleges in the Southeast Region of America who were selected to participate in the theatre festival and will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 2-6, to perform in front of thousands of attendees.
The play is a drama set in the bayou of Louisiana and based on West African myths. The story centers around two brothers who have gone in different directions, one positive and the other negative, but their lives are forever intertwined. The NSU students participating in the production include Christopher Lindsay, Derrick Moore, Sergio Hargrove, Antonio Mitchell and Tyrone Brown Jr.
Anthony Stockard, director of the NSU Theatre Co. and NSU’s Division of Drama, said The Kennedy Center selection really helps to showcase the exceptional students who make up the NSU Theatre Co. He said awards and recognition from The Kennedy Center are considered to be the highest distinction in American collegiate theatre.
“It is a tremendous honor to have been selected as one of universities to present our production at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival,” Stockard said.
In addition to the Kennedy performance, the theatre company director is expected to receive awards for “Excellence in Directing” and “Excellence in Design.” NSU’s Moore has also been selected to participate in the Irene Ryan National Acting Competition, a scholarship offered through the organization that is presented to outstanding student performers.