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Students take their place under the bright lights

2/26/2001
February 26, 2001

Four Austin Peay theatre students are bound for the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., where they will audition for summer theatre employment.

To advance to that conference, the students had to audition through the Tennessee Theatre Association. In November, nine APSU students successfully competed for that opportunity. Fifteen students will interview for technical positions and small parts on stage.

Award-winning playwright Edward Albee will be one of the keynote speakers at the Jacksonville conference. Albee has written 27 plays and received Pulitzer Prizes for "A Delicate Balance," "Seascape" and "Three Tall Women." He also won Tony Awards for Broadway productions of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "A Delicate Balance."

"AP Playhouse actively works to support students, says Dr. Sara Gotcher. "It's vitally important for students to network and gain experience in auditions and interviews so they are not just academically prepared," said Gotcher.

The Southeastern Theatre Conference is the nation's largest regional theatre conference.