HSU Theatre Students Honored at Christian University Theatre Festival



Two HSU theatre students were honored for their acting and directing talents at the Christian University Theatre Festival in Brownwood this month.

HSU students presented last fall’s production of Freud's Last Session, the award-winning play by Mark St. Germain. Freud’s Last Session imagines a clash between two intellectual titans: Dr. Sigmund Freud, atheist and father of psychoanalysis, and C.S. Lewis, Christian and legendary apologist. On the eve of World War II, Freud and Lewis argue the existence of God, love, sex, good, evil, and the meaning of life.

HSU students picking up accolades were Rebekah McGregor, a senior theatre education major from Gatesville, Texas, winning the Outstanding Directing Award, and Greg Peyton, a junior Bachelor of Fine Arts major in acting from San Marcus, Texas. Peyton won for Outstanding Acting in his role as Sigmund Freud.

Peyton has appeared in HSU productions of A Christmas Carol, Feast of Snacks, Rabbit Hole, Hello Dolly!, Texas Flyer, The Seafarer, and DirectFest 2013. McGregor has been seen in Hello Dolly!, Rabbit Hole, A Christmas Carol, Roads to Home, and Our Town. She has been stage manager and assistant director for Twelfth Night, Birds on a Wire, God of Carnage, A Christmas Carol, and Once Upon a Mattress. She is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Theatre Fraternity.

The Christian University Theatre Festival was created some 20 years ago by theatre directors from Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, and Wayland Baptist University as a means for students to come together to network, share theatrical creations, and a love of theatre in a Christian setting.


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