Cameron University professor to adjudicate at Texas community theatre festival

Cameron University’s Scott Richard Klein, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, will serve as an adjudicator for Texas AACTFest 2013, the state community theatre festival for Texas, from March 13-16.  In that role, Klein will adjudicate 10 productions, the top two of which will go on to the regional festival in April. He will also present a workshop entitled, “Acting with your Other” during the festival. Texas AACTFest 2013 is a project of the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT).

Klein’s experience as an adjudicator for AACT statewide, regional and national festivals dates to 1997. In 2011, he adjudicated the organization’s national festival in Rochester, N.Y. Adjudicators at AACT festivals must have a wide range of theatrical experience and training, must adhere to strict guidelines and must read each play to be presented in advance of the production.

A native of Minnesota, Klein joined the Cameron faculty in 1989. He is currently directing his 130th production at Cameron University, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Klein is a member of Lawton Community Theatre’s Board of Directors and was last seen as a performer in that organization’s benefit, “Lost and Found at LCT.”  In addition to AACT, he is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association (OCTA), the Texas Non-profit Theatres Association, and the Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association. In 2011, he was honored with OCTA’s Jeanne Adams Wray Special Recognition Award.

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March 13, 2013

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