School of Theatre and Dance Students Recognized at 2015 SETC Conference

Students took home awards for accomplishments in stage management and lighting design

Kent, OH – Students from Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance were recognized for accomplishments in stage management and lighting design at the 2015 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) convention held March 4-8 in Chattanooga, TN.

Stage management students Cullen Motak and Hannah Graham competed in the Stage Management Olympics, a competition that evaluates a stage manager's abilities in the areas of writing cues, recording blocking, taking line notes, taping a ground plan and checking presets. Graham, a junior, was awarded first place and Motak, a senior, was awarded third place in the competition. This is the first year that students from Kent State have competed in the SETC Stage Management Olympics.

Senior lighting design student Chase Drought was awarded Honorable Mention in the Undergraduate Lighting Design category for his lighting design of the Fall 2014 student production "Jekyll and Hyde." The lighting design competition was adjudicated by internationally renown lighting designer Sir Richard Pilbrow.

The annual SETC convention is one of the largest gatherings of theatre professionals in the United States. 

POSTED: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:20am
Joni Koneval