Taylor Theatre Production Nominated for Kennedy Center Competition

By Alexis Jade Colón Published: Dec 12, 2016

From The Rabbit Hole

The Taylor University Theatre’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

After seeing performances last February, festival respondents nominated the production for acceptance into the Regional Festival, which was granted December 4.

Rabbit Hole tells the story of a family trying to cope with the death of a child. The play won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Actress Cynthia Nixon won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Becca, one of the play's central characters, in the Broadway production. 

As a participating production from Region III (Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana) in the KCACTF regional festival, Taylor Theatre’s Rabbit Hole will be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction and performance. Additionally, 23 Taylor Theatre students will attend the festival with at least 15 students participating in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition, the Musical Theatre Intensive, and the Dramaturgy, Design, and Playwriting competitions. Winners at the regional level will continue on to the national competition in April.

By participating in the competition, Taylor Theatre is sharing in the KCACTF’s educational goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.

Taylor Theatre provides an immersive experience for audiences and participants by pursuing excellence on and off the stage, embracing difficulty and asking questions in pursuit of truth.