The spring 2022 Lycoming College theatre department’s production of “The Treatment” has been nominated for inclusion in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region II in January 2023.
KCACTF is the premier university theatre program in the United States involving 18,000 students annually from colleges and universities across the country. KCACTF aims to encourage, recognize, and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs.
Written by Pablo Remón, “The Treatment” was directed by Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, associate professor and department chair of theatre at Lycoming. Sandra Kingery, professor and department chair of modern language studies at Lycoming College, translated the play. Jay Innerarity, associate professor of theatre at Lycoming, served as a scenic and lighting designer; Bonnie Hall, also from Lycoming, as a costume designer; and Stephen Decky, visiting assistant professor of film and video at Lycoming, as a projections designer for the American premiere.
“The nomination is a great honor that acknowledges the collaborative nature of theatre and rewards experimentation,” said Stoytcheva-Horissian.
In addition to nominating the production for inclusion into the festival, the KCACTF respondents awarded a Certificate of Merit to the Company for Ensemble Work and to Sandra Kingery for the translation. They also recognized the work of various students involved in the production:
- Stage manager: Sadie Bossons (Easton, Pa.) ’23 – theatre and sociology majors
- Props designer: Haley Millard (Osceola, Pa.) ’24 – theatre and psychology majors
- Sound designers: Emma Klopp (Montgomery, Pa.) ’23 – theatre major; and Reid Orphan (Milton, Pa.) ’24 – music and philosophy majors
Four actors were nominated to participate in the Acting Scholarship Auditions at the Festival at West Chester University:
- Rachel Wright-Miggett (Bay Shore, N.Y.) ’25 – theatre-acting major, criminal justice and criminology minor
- Keigan Mulreaney (Wernersville, Pa.) ’23 – psychology and religion majors
- Douglas Dixey (Bensalem, Pa.) ’25 – musical theatre major, music minor
- Zoe Pew (Mount Wolf, Pa.) ’23 – theatre-acting and psychology majors
The cast also included:
- Malik Wertman (Muncy, Pa.) ’22 – psychology major, theatre-performance minor
- Erin Fallon (Hypoluxo, Fla.) ’24 – theatre-acting and religion majors
- Thatcher Gunnells (Lebanon, Pa.) ’24 – creative writing and theatre-acting majors
- Gabriella Villar (Bronx, N.Y.) ’23 – psychology and theatre-acting majors
Lycoming’s theatre program is full of opportunity for practical experience. Students flourish as they explore concentrations in acting, directing, musical theatre, design/technology, and stage management. As early as freshman year, students are encouraged to audition for shows and become involved in productions. The curriculum combines practical training in every aspect of theatre with a look back at the history and literature that has shaped theatre as an art form. More information on theatre at Lycoming College can be found at https://www.lycoming.edu/theatre/.