Jack Holloway Takes First Place at National Society Arts & Letters Nationals in Washington, DC.
On Saturday evening, May 16th in Washington D.C., the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter went wild as their candidate John (Jack) Holloway was announced the First Place Winner of the National Society of Arts & Letters National Competition in Drama/Comedy. At The National Awards Ceremony, Jack took first place in the field of 19 candidates with his comedic performance of the character ‘Launce’ from “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, by William Shakespeare. He was awarded a check for $10,000, outstanding reviews of his performance, and his person.
Jack, a native Floridian, was born in Pensacola, moved early and many times in his life, studied at Florida School of the Arts earning an Assoc. in Arts and an Assoc. in Science, studied at University of Florida earning a BA in Theater Performance, and has had a wide variety of experiences in theater throughout the Tampa Bay area. He is presently with the Eckerd Theater Company at Ruth Eckerd Hall serving as ‘jack of all trades’ as actor, stage hand, set director, lighting, and any-and everything ‘go to’ person required to present a performance.
The Eckerd Theater Company writes produces and presents performances for school age children. It is a model for theater companies and has traveled throughout many regions of the United States performing and helping others start similar programs.
Judges for the Washington D.C. NSAL Competition were:
National Society of Arts & Letters is a national not for profit organization of women and men that fosters education and recognition of young people in all the arts, music, and literature by proving an annual competition both locally and nationally highlighting a different area each year.
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