Stamey Receives National Mention at Kennedy Center Festival

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 23, 2010

Three Arcadia University students were among an elite group of students from across the nation invited to participate in the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 12-18.

Robin Stamey ’10 was one of only three college students in the nation recognized in the Lighting category at the festival. Stamey, the Region II winner, received an Honorable Mention in the Barbizon Award category for her lighting design of Home, by Samm-Art Williams.

Also attending National Festival were Katie Scheidt ’10, winner of the Region II Alcone Company Make-up Design Award for her make-up design for Arcadia University’s production of The Princess Rescuers, and Jamal Douglas ’10, who was awarded a Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting.

Scheidt, who was one of only eight college students competing in the make-up category, participated in many make-up workshops and had a great time at the festival.

Douglas was cast in three readings during the national festival, Cassius Sargent’s Chicken bone by Asher Wyndham which won in the short play category; Twenty-4 by LeShawn Darnell Holcolmb, and The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry by Marcus Gardley.