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Three at BC Receive Theater Festival Awards


BRIDGEWATER, Va. – A student, an adjunct instructor and a staff member at Bridgewater College have been awarded certificates of merit for their work in A Dream Play, which was performed this month at the 44th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The awards were presented to Jessica Snellings, a freshman music major with a minor in theater from Stanley, Va., for sound design; Jim Jenkins, an adjunct instructor of communication studies, for set and lighting design; and Holly Labbe, a production assistant, for costume design.

A Dream Play, which was directed in November 2011, by Bridgewater associate professor of theater Scott W. Cole, was chosen by Kennedy Center adjudicators to perform at the festival in Pennsylvania after seeing a performance of the play at the college. They commented on the professionalism and excellence in theatrical presentation, noting that the “commitment to the production and production values was outstanding.”

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state's first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,700 undergraduate students.

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