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Jan. 17, 2008

Birmingham-Southern College senior selected as student director for Kennedy Center regional festival

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College senior Leslie Brown has been selected as a student director for the Region IV Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Brown, a theatre arts major from Lower Burrell, Pa., is one of six students selected to direct student-written short plays from the eight Southeastern states that make up Region IV. The regional festival will take place at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., Feb. 5-10.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving more than 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. The year-round program has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the U.S. Through its state, regional and national festivals, it honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

Brown is the daughter of Donna Jordan of Glenshaw, Pa., and Scott Brown of Montgomery.

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