12/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2019 16:50
Western Washington University's production of 'HereToo - WWU,' an original company-created play drawn largely from interviews with young activists confronting the gun violence epidemic in America, has been invited to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's regional festival in Fort Collins, Colorado February 17-21.
'HereToo,' which was first staged last summer as part of Western Summer Theatre and was re-staged in November at the PAC, will join productions from three other universities at the festival; more than 30 productions were judged before the four were chosen, with only 'HereToo' and the University of Wyoming's 'The Brothers of the Tiber' receiving perfect 10 scores in each of the three judging categories: Acting, Design, and Overall.
Each of the invited productions will also be seen by a national selection committee and be eligible for national awards from the Kennedy Center.
'I couldn't be prouder of our students, faculty and department as a whole,' said Western Washington University professor of Theatre and Dance Rich Brown, who produced 'HereToo' along with New York City theater artist Barbara Pitts McAdams.
For more information about 'HereToo' or the upcoming Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's regional festival in Fort Collins, contact Western's Department of Theatre & Dance at (360) 650-3876.