Thursday, July 1, 2010

Burroughs Scholarhip Winners Announced

Doug Kaback, executive director of the Teenage Drama Workshop today announced the winners of the 2010 Burroughs Family Scholarship in Memory of Ann Burroughs.  Carolina Barbalace, 16, and Kyle Steven, 18, both of whom are in their first year at TADW, will receive $500 scholarships toward their tuition.

Named for the late Ann Burroughs, who was a long-time administrative analyst in the CSUN Department of Theatre, the scholarship is provided by the Burroughs family.  Ann's son, Don Burroughs, who is a working actor ("Mamma Mia," "The Full Monty"), was a TADW student during his teen years.

"Ann loved the theatre and she recognized the important role TADW played in the lives of young people," Kaback said. "We are so proud to honor her legacy with this annual scholarship." (Pictured, left to right: Kyle Steven, Prof. Doug Kaback, Carolina Barbalace.)

Carolina, who will be a junior at Granada Hills Charter High School in the fall, said she hopes to be an actress when she grows up.  About TADW, she says, "The classes are fun and the students are welcoming."  She is taking the improv elective this summer and will appear in "Alice in Wonderland".

Kyle, a recent graduate of Golden Valley High School, is part of TADW's Design-Tech program this summer. He will attend College of the Canyons in the fall and hopes to teach "all aspects of theatre" some day, as well as history. To supplement his scholarship, Kyle is working to pay his TADW and College of the Canyons tuition by selling knives.  "Kyle is a great communicator and a self starter," Kaback said. "His motivation will help him go far in life.

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