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Performance receives special recognition

The Dordt College Theater Department recently received notification of four commendations from the National Selection Team of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for the college’s fall 2003 performance of All My Sons.

Nationwide, only fifty-three college and university productions received this recognition for special achievement in production in the 2003-2004 academic year. The four commendations awarded to Dordt College included one to director Jeri Schelhaas, from faculty and staff colleagues for program development and production achievement; another to Paul Olsen, Sioux Center, for his performance as George Deever; to Rachel Persenaire, Escalon, California, for her performance as Ann Deever; and to Laura Berkompas, Sunnyside, Washington, for her work as lighting technician for the production.

All My Sons is the second show in Dordt College’s history to be invited to perform at the Region 5 ACTF Festival. In addition, it was the first Dordt show ever to be held in consideration for the national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center.