Audiences who had the opportunity to see Temple Theaters’ production of SHOT!on campus this fall know it is a powerful theatrical experience.

And now, the production’s success has been confirmed with an invitation to the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

SHOT! is an intense, fact-based drama that draws on actual interviews with residents of the North Philadelphia neighborhoods that surround Temple’s campus. It examines the area’s history, current strife and hope for the future with monologue, poetry and documentary footage.

“This is an incredibly wonderful achievement since the competition among the shows from Region II, which includes parts of New York, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, is fierce,” says Theater Department Chair Roberta Sloan.

The cast and crew of SHOT! will perform the show for a panel of judges in Fisher Auditorium, a 1,400-seat proscenium house at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., on Jan. 15, 2010.

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– Jazmyn Burton