Twelve students of Grambling State University’s Speech and Theatre Department traveled to Los Angeles for the 70th annual National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts conference on April 5-8.
The students participated in competitions in poetry, prose, duet acting, dramatic monologue, extemporaneous speaking, Reader’s Theatre, costuming, and The Allen Williams One Act Play festival.
The students participated in workshops on writing, directing and imporvisation. Aigner Edgerson won an excellent award for prose. Teshia Lincoln won an excellent award for costumes.
The Reader’s Theatre, Church Fight, by Langston Hughes, performed by GSU students won the superior award. As well as the play Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress received the award of good.
A host of GSU students were given awards and they are as follows: Darrack Mosley and Destyne Miller received All Star Cast awards, Starr Pue was elected student assistant secretary, Assistant Professor Karl V. Norman was elected vice president, and retired Department Chair; Dr. Allen Williams retained the office of Treasurer.
Other students who participated in competitions were Darrick Mosely and June Wilson, duet acting, Ashley Baker, extemporaneous speaking, Destyne Miller, poetry and Cortney Culton, dramatic monologue, Renando Bonner, Ebonie Hubbard, Briana Felder, Kristen Russell.
Be looking out for the wonderful talents of the GSU student in next years conference in Dallas.