Theater students recognized for performances in spring play

By UW-Fond du Lac

Jesse Kiehl
Jesse Kiehl

Two UW-Fond du Lac students were honored for their performances in the university’s recent spring theater production.

Jesse Kiehl, Green Lake, and Joey Wiedmeyer, Hartford, have been nominated to participate in the Irene Ryan acting scholarship competition at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Regional Festival.

The students appeared in “When They Speak of Rita” directed by Professor Richard Gustin. The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education.

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Ryan who is best remembered for her portrayal of the lovable and feisty "Granny" in “The Beverly Hillbillies.” The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 19 regional awards and two fellowships annually.

Joey Wiedmeyer
Joey Wiedmeyer


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