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EFSC Student Honored for Theatre Program Work
February 21, 2017 - An Eastern Florida State College student has received a statewide honor for his achievements in the College's theatre program.
Nick Martin was named Theatre Division Student of the Month for January by the Florida College System Activities Association, which recognizes students for their accomplishments.
Martin was nominated by EFSC's Performing and Visual Arts Department on the Cocoa campus and Jeanine Henry, Director of Theatre Arts, who praised his work in several plays.
“Nick joined our program in August and has taken EFSC by storm. He has gotten involved in several facets of our program and takes advantage of all that EFSC has to offer,” said Henry.
Martin performed several roles in "Pinocchio" and led the cast in creating the physicality of the characters.
He has also served on the scenery committee and volunteered to act as stage manager for a Black History Month play to learn about all aspects of theater production.
Martin was also the student director for "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," motivating students and conducting extra coaching sessions on character development.
“We have never had a student-driven project of this magnitude be presented at such a high level and with such success. Much of that success is due to Nick’s leadership of the project,” said Henry.
Martin was recently elected president of the Titans Theatre Club and is organizing its next project, "Jest Desserts." He also will appear in EFSC's production of the Cole Porter classic "Anything Goes" from March 17-19. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Performing and Visual Arts Department's event page.