Ozan Haksever won the best director award at the Kennedy Center American College Region I Theater Festival.

Each year in January, student directors from various universities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Eastern New York apply for competition in directing at Kenendy Center ACTF. He will be going to the National Festival in Washington, D.C., in April representing Region I.

A former Northern Essex student, Ozan will be receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Salem State University this May. He was recently appointed as the artistic director of the Ghostlight Theater in New Hampshire where he was involved with for many years and directed several plays including the Suburbia in 2009 and the Picture of the Dorian Gray in 2010. Ozan will be directing "Waiting for Godot" in summer at the Ghostlight Theater.

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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.

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Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another's work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists.

The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

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