Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Theatre student awarded at festival

The UWG Theatre Company recently had 17 students participate in the Region IV American College Theatre Festival in Daytona, Fla. Theatre major Jared LeClaire competed in a Scenic Design competition based on his nomination for Meritorious Achievement in a production he designed last year. Thanks to the quality of his work and sophisticated design, LeClaire was honored at the festival with the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Awards for Excellence in Technology and Design award.

Winners of the award receive a full tuition grant, housing, daily breakfast and lunch as they participate in a one week master class in the area of their choice. SILV classes may include: Computer Drafting, Computer Modeling, Rigging, Automation, Props & SFX, Sound, Makeup & Masks, Wigs, Lighting Technology, Patterning, Projections & Video, and Moving Lights.

LeClaire maintains a 3.75 GPA while designing every semester and is the scene shop foreman. He has studied under Tommy Cox and Brad Darvas of the Theatre Company.

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