In Awards and Achievements, Department of Theatre and Media Arts

Dylan Wright performs in BYU’s “Radium Girls.” (Michael Hanley)

Acting major Dylan Wright was named the region’s finalist for the prestigious Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

In February, the Department of Theatre and Media Arts sent many of their top students to compete in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Los Angeles. The students — along with BYU’s production of “Radium Girls” — garnered various awards in acting, design, stage management, dramaturgy, directing and playwriting.

Three students — Dylan Wright, Andrew Groome and Sten Shearer — will attend nationals with professor Stephanie Breinholt, who received the Kennedy Center Medallion for theatre educators as well as an award for Distinguished Director of a Play for “Radium Girls.” The annual national festival will be held April 15-20 in Washington D.C. and will feature 125 outstanding theatre students from across the country.

Wright, who performed as both a scholarship nominee with scene partner Groome and as a cast member in “Radium Girls,” became the sixth BYU student in a row to be named the Region 8 Irene Ryan National Finalist.

Read more at the Department of Theatre and Media Arts website.

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