MCC Students Garner Theatre Awards

Artists of Promise PosterArtists of Promise Students from Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department garnered numerous awards at the MCCCD Artists of Promise Competition held on March 1, at the Theatre Outback. Artists of Promise is an arts competition sponsored by the Maricopa County Community College District and is open to any student from the 10 community colleges within the district.

Brianna Taft won 1st Place as Female Actor, and Laurence Lilagan earned an Honorable Mention in the Male Actor category. In Theatre Design, Tasia Mercadante took 1st Place for Makeup Design; Tyler Scrivner took 2nd Place for Set Design; and, Solomon Cruz took 3rd Place for Sound Design. All designs were from MCC’s production of Zorro (Z) that was produced in December, 2012.

All actors were taught by Kevin Dressler, and designers were mentored by Kara Thomson, Kay Townsend and Christopher Tubilewicz.

On Tuesday, April 16, a gala performance and exhibition honoring the 2013 Chancellor Award Winners of MCCCD's student visual art, choreography, creative writing, theatre and music competitions will take place at the Orpheum Theatre from 6-9 pm.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013