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STC students accepted into drama programs in universities across Texas

South Texas College had approximately 60 students auditioning for entrance to theater programs at UT-Austin, University of Texas-El Paso, UTRGV, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

STC’s Drama Department had three students audition and all three received callbacks and invitations to apply to the following universities:

David Alvarez received calls backs from UTEP’s BFA program; UT-Austin’s BA and UTeach program; UTRGV’s BA program;TAMU-CC: BA program all in acting.

Arjon Bashiri received callbacks from UT-Austin’s BA program and UTRGV’s BA program all in acting.

Erick Torres received an invitation from TAMU-CC’s BA Technical Theatre program; UT-Austin: Technical Theatre program and the university’s new BS in Arts and Entertainment Technologies program.

All three students will be graduating this fall.

Drama departments from colleges across the nation will begin scouting exceptional talent from the Rio Grande Valley beginning in November.

Auditions were held Nov. 13 at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts.

Universities attending South Texas Theatre Auditions included The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, University of Texas at El Paso, Abilene Christian University, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The goal was to begin offering high school seniors and college students from the Valley who intend to pursue a degree in theatre, an opportunity to present monologues, musical theatre selections, and technical theatre portfolios for the consideration of college admissions representatives.

All university representatives were pleased with the smoothness of the event and the college’s hospitality. STTA is a pilot program between The University of Texas at Austin and local theatre educators from across the Rio Grande Valley. Students interested in attending future auditions can find more information at STTA.FINEARTS.UTEXAS.EDU.

For more information, call (956) 872-2639 or email jrodriguez@southtexascollege.edu.