Theatre Professor Kennel Recognized by Kennedy Center Program

Professor Krystal Kennel has been named a 2010 Region IV Teaching Artist by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.

This regional award is given in appreciation of her dedication to the festival and her reputation and achievement as a teacher and artist. She is one of five university faculty being recognized in the southeastern U.S. as a Region IV honoree. She has been nominated for the KCACTF National Teaching Artist Grants program.

Since its inception in 1969, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions involving 18,000 students throughout the country, allowing theater departments and student artists to showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Through state, regional, and national festivals, the KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing and design.