Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Winning Scenic Design

Memorial High School junior Kate Fester placed first in Scenic Design during the recently held Texas Educational Theatre Festival DesignFest and College Audition Process. For all her effort, Kate won a $150 prize.

The contest was sponsored by the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) and was held in Houston several weeks ago. 

Kate placed third overall last year in the UIL Theatrical Design contest for her design work on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She recently submitted her design work on The Hobbit for judging, and she is one of the finalists in this year’s scenic design competition, which will be held this May.

She has qualified already in scenic design for a national competition this June in Lincoln, Neb., where she’ll display her portfolio in auditions for college admissions and scholarships.

Memorial High Theatre Director Nicole Rae Morgan credits family support and Fester’s variety of academic and fine arts interests for her top placement as a junior.

“Kate’s engineering and theatre classes paid off well. Numerous collegiate and professional set and scenic designers spoke highly of her work,” Director Morgan says. “We congratulate Kate, and we congratulate her family for supporting her in all her endeavors.”

Kate’s family credits the theatre director for Kate’s interest in stage design.

“Mrs. Morgan is being modest. She deserves so much credit for igniting Kate’s interest in theatre and in design. She has given Kate the opportunity to design everything from small props in her freshman year to large set pieces for their recently completed production of South Pacific,” Frederica Fester says.

Kate will be working with Director Morgan to design the entire set for the school’s next major production, Radium Girls.



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