Luke Bonczyk ACF Abstract FY11

"Irene Ryan Nomination for Playing Jerry in Edward Albee's 'The Zoo Story' "

Conference Name: Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival

Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding
chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Retrieved December 7, 2010, from

I was nominated to take place in the above Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship
Auditions that are held through the Kennedy Center/ American College Theater Festival. My portrayal of Jerry from Edward Albees one act play The Zoo Story was recognized and let to my nomination by an approved ACTF judge. I will be taking Lauren Branstetter with me as a partner to help me perform two, two person scenes. I will be presenting a part from Brian Gears one act play A Pretty Row of Pretty Ribbons as well as one scene of Alan Ayckbourns play Bedroom Farce with Lauren. Additionally I will perform a monologue from Terrence McNallys one act Prelude and Liebestod.