Congratulations to Matthew McGee, representing Fresno State’s theater department, who beat out hundreds of other contestants in Los Angeles to become one of two American College Theater Festival regional finalists for the prestigious Irene Ryan acting award. He’ll go on to Washington, D.C. in April to compete for national honors.
McGee competed with his scene partner (and brother), Aaron, another Fresno State actor. (Yes, it runs in the family.)
The preliminary competition included more than 250 student actors, who were narrowed down to 33 semi-finalists, which was then cut down to 16 finalists. Fresno State’s Ryan Woods also made it to the final round.
You might recognize McGee from a November Beehive post detailing his quest for a win in Sprint’s Epic Short Film Contest. He lost. But this is a MUCH better thing to win, Matthew. Maybe we can talk you into sending us video updates from your competition at the Kennedy Center in D.C.