LCT Awards â€œS.L.U.Tâ€ Top Prize in CCMâ€™s â€œTRANSMIGRATIONâ€ Series
Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized S.L.U.T. as the best production at the University of Cincinnatiâ€™s College Conservatory of Musicâ€™s TRANSMIGRATION series, the Drama departmentâ€™s annual presentation of student written and produced work. Panelists awarded second place to Sentenced, and honorable mentions to 2122 Michigan Avenue and The Sherwin Williams Effect.
The fifth-annual festival allows the audience to experience half-hour works produced by small groups of Drama majors, who create and design all aspects of their productions from start to finish. The festival is an exciting event for both guests and the presenters, as audiences get the opportunity to see up to four very different pieces of new theatre in a single night and the students premiere works that are entirely their own. This year, six shows were presented. â€œTRANSMIGRATION teaches our actors to be entrepreneurs,â€ says Richard Hess,Â Â chair of CCMâ€™s Drama Department and director of the TRANSMIGRATION Festival. â€œThere are absolutely no holds barred, with the exception of the thirty-minute time limit, allowing our students to learn to express from within.â€
S.L.U.T. was praised for its imaginative and engaging plot, while Sentenced was noted to be strong on acting and overall storytelling. 2122 Michigan Avenue and The Sherwin Williams Effect were both described as â€œoriginal, creative, and hilariousâ€. Overall, the panelists were â€œimpressed by the tight ensemble nature of each oneâ€ of the TRANSMIGRATION presentations. â€œTrust and commitment shone with each cast.â€
The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnatiâ€™s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.