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College Audition Prep Weekend 2019 is delighted to have Katharine Hahn of Abilene Christian University on faculty.

Katie Hahn is a director, educator, dramaturg, and voice/dialect coach from Abilene, TX. She holds an MFA in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University and a BFA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University. Most recently, she directed the world premiere staged reading of Attachment Disorder by Hallie Palladino and served as the Assistant Director of Tigers Be Still, both at Outpost Repertory Theatre in Lubbock. Her favorite production is Next to Normal at Texas Tech, for which she received Excellence in Directing honors from Region 6 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. While working on her graduate studies, Katie served the program in several capacities, most notably as Voice/Dialect Coach for Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play and Assistant Director/Stage Manager for the world premiere of Shooting Blanks by Mark Charney at the Prague Fringe Festival. Her dramaturgical work includes In Defense of Hope by Michael Kelly (world premiere), Shakespeare in Hollywood, and multiple productions of Little Women: The Musical. She has presented her research on vocal pedagogy and women's narratives within the musical theatre canon at various conferences across America as well as in Singapore. Katie has served on the theatre faculty at Hardin-Simmons University since 2018 and has also worked for Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado, SummerStage at the Dallas Theater Center, KidCity Camp in New Orleans, and Northland Christian School in Houston.

Katharine Hahn of Abilene Christian University

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This year College Audition Prep Weekend has something new: included in the registration price for Audition Participant and Observer levels is our Welcome Dinner on Thursday, immediately after conclusion of the day's activities from 5:30-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity for all our participants to get to know each other and  share experiences over a meal. The meal is being prepared by the Waxahachie HS Culinary Arts Department, under the supervision of Chef Joel Skipper and will be served in the on campus restaurant, The Reservation, which has been getting rave reviews. Chef Skipper, formerly Chef at The Crescent in Dallas is planning a menu of meat lasagna, veggie lasagna, ensalada & tiramisu for dessert!

Parents can join in the meal as well by purchasing a dinner ticket for $25 here:

Be sure not to miss this evening of fun and food! We need your RSVP no later than NOON on Monday, August 5!

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... while their students attend classes, mock auditions and master classes at College Audition Prep Weekend? Well, attend their own classes of course! College Audition Prep Weekend has noticed that parents often have as many or more questions about the complicated and highly competitive college audition/application process than their students. We have designed our discussions and talk back specifically with parents in mind when scheduling our programming. Nationally renowned college audition coach and author of "I Got In" Mary Anna Dennard is a wealth of information; Professor Rebecca Fredrickson brings not only the college perspective to the process but that of a mom who went through the process with her son; Financial planner Doug Bryan also has gone through the process as a parent of a daughter in college and shares his ten years experience working with families to develop financial plans to pay for college; Broadway casting director and college audition coach Dave Clemmons brings a professional perspective and unique approach to working with kids and parents. All of their sessions are designed to cover the nuts and bolts aspects of the process. And did we mention that parents can attend CAPW for free with their student's registration? Or even if your student is unavailable to come to CAPW, we have a modest observer fee which is a great value for parents on a fact finding mission. College Audition Prep Weekend 2019 is August 8-11! For more information or to register visit:

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