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URI student Andrew Burnap wins regional acting competition

Andrew Burnap of South Kingstown was 8 years old when he stepped into his first role. “I was a suffering child in a mystical tale of good versus evil in Westerly’s annual A Celebration of Twelfth Night production. I loved it.”

His acting continues to enthrall audiences today. The University of Rhode Island theater major’s talent wowed the judges at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, held last month in Fitchburg, Mass. The judges selected him as the winner of the prestigious Irene Ryan Competition, from a field of 250 acting nominees from 55 New England schools. Burnap will now compete at the national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center...


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