Mandan News

Johnson nominated for acting award

Shelby Johnson, of Mandan, was named one of four Bismarck State College students who earned nominations to audition for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the American College Theater Festival.

Johnson received the nomination from her performance in the BSC play, “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Johnson prepared a monologue and two scenes for the scholarship audition and performed them in front of a live audience and a panel of ACTF judges.

Sixteen theater students attended the festival with BSC Theatre Director Dan Rogers. Students participated in a range of theater craft workshops, master classes and seminars and saw showings of plays by other colleges and universities from a six-state area.

The American College Theater Festival is comprised of eight regional festivals that offer theater craft training and present the best plays and talent in each region.