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Jan. 31, 2005
Contact: Charla Jenkins, University Theatre, (785) 864-2684.

Six from KU honored at regional college theatre festival Jan. 17-21 in St. Louis

LAWRENCE -- Five University of Kansas theatre students and an administrator received prizes at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Jan. 17 through 21 in St. Louis.

Katherine L. Pryor, associate director of the University Theatre, received the KCACTF Gold Medallion of Excellence for her longtime work with the festival.

Sandy Appleoff, Fall City, Neb., master's degree student in design, won second place in Graduate Set Design and second place in Graduate Costume Design.

Robbie Jones, Garden City master's degree student in scenography, won first place in the Region V Graduate Set Design Competition and first place in the Graduate Costume Design Competition. Jones also received honorable mention in the Barbizon Costume Design Competition.

Nicholas C. Mosher, Lawrence senior in theatre design, won second place in the regional Undergraduate Lighting Design Competition. He is the son of Paul and Kathy Mosher and is a graduate of Lawrence High School.

Robert Sturner, Overland Park junior in theatre design, won first place in the Region V Undergraduate Lighting Design Competition and second place in the Thayer Lighting Competition. He is the son of Gene and Bonnie Sturner and is a graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo.

Christopher Wheatley, Lawrence senior in theatre and film, received the Classical Acting Award in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. He is the son of Kathy Pryor and Jim Peterson and of Ken Wheatley, and he is a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School.

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