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Theatre arts department earns four ATCF awards

Dordt College’s first semester theater productions each received a pair of awards at the Region Five Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) held recently at Iowa State University.

“Arsenic and Old Lace,” staged by Dordt’s Theatre Arts Department in October, was awarded certificates of meritorious achievement in both costuming and makeup. Student Sarah Hoogendoorn from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was the makeup designer for the production. Sue Blom is the costume designer for Dordt College. Her costumes were also modeled in the festival’s costume parade.

“Little Women” was staged by the theater department in December. Senior Amy Blok from Lyndon, Washington, was awarded a certificate of meritorious achievement in directing. Junior TJ Lagestee from Lansing, Illinois, received a meritorious achievement award for his role as producer.

Region Five of the KCACTF consists of about seventy-five colleges in Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. Each year over 200 productions are entered in the regional theater competition.