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Madison College shines as host to prestigious theater festival

Madison College became the first two-year college in history to host the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Jan. 8-13. Over 1,400 university students and theatre professionals hosted workshops, events and competitions across the Truax Campus. Over 75 workshops were held in theater including directing, playwriting, theater for young audiences, performance, design and advocacy. The creator of "Shakespeare Behind Bars" was here and screened the documentary about the project. 

So many from our Madison College community made this event possible and successful. Special thanks to faculty Miranda Hawk, Corey Helser and the entire events team, Rhoda and the Welcome Center team, Jason and the cafeteria team, the Student Senate, Public Safety team, Arts & Sciences leadership Todd Stebbins and Brian Short, and all the many student, faculty and staff volunteers. This was an outstanding way to showcase our college, and our college spirit. We are set to host the event again in 2020.

One direct testimonial shared with Miranda, “I've attended this festival for years and I've never been so impressed with the host school. Such beautiful facilities. And everyone here is so helpful."

Thanks to all for making Madison College shine so brightly.

— Dr. Turina Bakken, Provost

Published January 25, 2019.