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Volume 26, Number 5 — May 2019

College Professor recognized for Directorial Contribution

December 08, 2006

Bristol, Tenn. — Elizabeth Lee Dollar, Assistant Professor of Theatre and
Chair for the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at King College,
was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit for Directing by Region IV
of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The certificate
recognizes exemplary work of a faculty member in a production entered
into the year-long national theatre education program.

Dollar was nominated for the award by outside respondents who judged and
critiqued King's performance of "All in the Timing," a work by David
Ives, at the Tennessee state level festival which took place on Oct. 25-
29 in Johnson City, Tenn., as part of the Tennessee Theatre Association
conference. The play was the college's first entry into the festival as
a participating production.

Dollar said she appreciates the certificate as unbiased recognition of
the effort she puts into King's theatre program.

"You get so focused on your work and on the production that it's nice to
get some outside affirmation from people who aren't familiar with your
program," said Dollar.

In addition to Dollar's recognition, the production was also recommended
for consideration for the southern regional festival of the Kennedy
Center American College Theatre Festival in February 2007. Several King
students also were individually recognized with nominations for Irene
Ryan Acting Scholarships. These students included Tiffany Marler, a
sophomore from Greenville, S.C; Ben Marshall, a junior from Glade
Spring, Va.; and Kristy Ray, a junior from Stuarts Draft, Va. Tiffany
Morgan, a sophomore from Owenton, Ky., was recognized for stage
management, and Vica Shaffer, a senior from Gardners, Pa., was
recognized as properties mistress.

"I'm extremely proud of the work of the students, the associated faculty
and the creative team behind this production," said Dollar. "We gave it
our all and I think the results were outstanding."

According to the KCACTF sponsorship billing, The Kennedy Center American
College Theatre Festival is nation wide educational program that aims at
identifying and promoting quality in college-level theatre productions.
By entering "All in the Timing", King College shares in the goals "to
recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college
and university theatre across the nation."

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