Temple Theaters’ original play SHOT invited to appear in national theater festival

March 9, 2010

SHOT!, an original play written by Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, will appear at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) on April 14 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Conceived by Williams-Witherspoon, Douglas C. Wager and Eugene Martin SHOT! combines poetry, monologue and documentary footage to create a vibrant, authentic story from the perspective of North Philadelphia residents. This intense, fact-based drama drawn from actual interviews with local residents creates a meditation on the history, current strife and future resurrection of the community.

During the national festival students from across the country are given an opportunity to celebrate the creative process, see one another’s work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists.

In addition, the festival honors excellence of overall production and recognizes the talents of student artists through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

This year the national selection teams saw 53 individual plays and musicals for consideration for the National Festival. More than 500 productions were considered nationwide for invitation to the regional festivals.

– Jazmyn Burton

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