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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY THEATRE DEPARTMENT

NMSU Theatre students nominated for Kennedy Center awards

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Four New Mexico State University Theatre Department students who were part of the department’s recent production of “Big Frog” have been nominated for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) awards.

The Irene Ryan nominees are Elia Vasquez, nominated for an acting award for her performance as “Cody”; Jonathan Cordova, nominated for an acting award for his role as “Will”; Alia Belinte, nominated for excellence in lighting design; and Luis Alfonso Castro, nominated for excellence in stage management.

“The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students annually from colleges and universities across the country,” according to www.kennedy-center.org.

The festival is held and KCACTF awards presented each April in Washington, D.C.

“Big Frog,” performed in September and October at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, was written by Dylan Guerra of New York City, and was the first full staging of the play

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