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2/14/2007 Linfield theatre students to compete at NW drama conference

McMINNVILLE - Linfield College theatre students and faculty members will play integral roles in the Northwest Drama Conference, part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Feb. 19-24, in Ellensburg, Wash.

The annual drama conference provides Northwest theatre students with the opportunity to attend workshops, performances and seminars on a variety of theatrical topics including directing, acting and design. Twenty-two Linfield students, along with faculty members Ty Marshall, Brenda DeVore Marshall and Janet Gupton, and instructional associate and technical director Robert Miller will attend.

Four Linfield students have been nominated to compete in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition based on their outstanding work during the Linfield production season. Students include sophomore Zane Johnston of Sammamish, Wash., junior Katie Dolph of Reno, Nev., and senior Brandon Sharp of Corcoran, Calif., for their performances in “Macbeth”; and sophomore Jessica Bagley of Forest Grove for her work in “Mother Courage and Her Children.”

In addition to the acting competition, three students will present design work. Senior Laurel Schultz of Winchester will present her costume design for “Mother Courage”; senior Trish Everett of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and junior Marcia Willard of Prosser, Wash., will present their make-up design for “Macbeth” and Everett will also present her make-up design for “Mother Courage.”

Everett is also entered in the scholarly paper competition for undergraduate research and writing for her theatre history paper “Queen Elizabeth, the Child Players and the Lasting Impact on the World of Theatre.”

Senior Matt Hall of Hillsboro will participate in the National Critics Institute and will be asked to review and provide written critiques of several shows presented at the conference. He will then participate in intensive writing and dramaturgical workshops with a professional writer and critic. One student from each of the eight regions will be picked as a finalist for the national award.

For more information call 503-883-2802.