said Glaser, an Irene Ryan nominee. The other
nominees who attended the festival included Kanai
Williams, Chris Hook, Rachel Britten, Alexis Bull,
Chris Higgins, and Jesselynn Kerr.
The festival has a myriad
of other activities for drama students. "The festival
is a time of education, celebration and teamwork.
Our students walked away from the festival having
had the opportunities to attend a variety of educational
seminars concerning theatre," said Ed Heaberlin,
the VVC chairperson for speech and theatre.
The KCACTF allows schools
to present scenes from plays, which VVC has done
in the past four years. New plays written by students
are also performed, with their casts made up of
Students can also audition
for the California Educational Theatre Association,
which provides drama students with valuable job
and learning opportunities.
To prepare for the KCACTF,
drama students started rehearsing "See How They
Run" again in January, and worked their way up
to rehearsing the play everyday during the week
before the festival.
The drama department raised
money to pay the $16,000 needed to take the production
to Utah. They raised money through donations from
businesses, the school administration and the
Rams Bookstore. A benefit performance of "See
How They Run" held Feb. 7 in the Performing Arts
Center raised $2000.
VVC is being considered for
hosting the KCACTF next year. "It is between us
and Cal State San Bernardino. If it is not here
this year, they want us to host it in 2006," said
Ken Grey, the chairperson
for the KCACTF in this region, recently visited
the campus to help him make his decision. According
to Heaberlin, the festival could bring 1,000 to
1,500 festival participants to VVC.
Rude said, "The students did
marvelous work in the play. The respondents were
most positive about the show and gave us great
feedback. We were pleased overall."