On Wednesday, October 8, Dixie State College's production of Dancing at Lughnasa was adjudicated by Matt Neves, a representative of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. This adjudication was comprised of compliments and criticism in relation to the design, acting and direction of the production.
Mr. Neves proved an excellent adjudicator, in that his criticism was constructive and beneficial to both designers and actors. He stated that he was very impressed with the work done by DSC students, that the acting was both mature and moving, but there were areas (such as diction and speed) which could use some help. He greatly enjoyed the costume design (Spencer Potter), as well as the lighting (Joshua Scott) and sound (Travis Cox).
Irene Ryan nominees from Dancing at Lughnasa are Lindsay Cordell (Christina Mundy) and Jarom Brown (Michael Evans). Lindsay and Jarom will be competing for the regional Irene Ryan scholarship in February, against theatre students from Utah, Hawaii, Arizona, California and Nevada.