MFA Stage & Screenwriting Student National 2011 KCACTF Finalist
For his extraordinary ten-minute play, Nancies, MFA Stage and Screen Writing student Adam Groff was selected as a national Finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). His play, along with four others from colleges and universities around the country, was chosen from the works of 16 semi-finalists, two winning plays from each the eight KCACTF regional competitions.
At the national festival, all five ten-minute plays will be presented as staged readings in the Kennedy Center Theatre Lab employing professional Actors' Equity cast members selected from the Washington, DC community.
“I'm so proud Nancies has made it to the top spot at KCACTF,” said Groff. “I've done a lot of work on the script and it's nice to see it pay off.” Nancies, which examines three young mothers reflecting on their lives as they watch their children playing from a playground park bench, deals with issues like sex, gender and suicide, but embraces the challenge with humor.
Groff will attend the 2011 Kennedy Center American College Theatre National Festival, which runs from April 19 - 23rd, with a reading of his play scheduled for Friday night of the festival. As a finalist, Adam will receive active membership in the Dramatists Guild. If his play Nancies is chosen as the first place winner, he will receive a cash prize and publication of his work. But for an exuberant Groff, this is an opportunity for recognition. “What the Kennedy Center Festival really means to me is a great chance to get my name out there in the professional theatre world before I even graduate,” explains Groff. “The exposure will be amazing!”
“Adam is an extraordinarily unique and talented writer who is also extremely hardworking and passionate about writing,” said Sheri Wilner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Playwriting at Florida State. “So I'm enormously pleased that he's receiving such recognition and reward. He deserves to have many plays presented at the Kennedy Center!”