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“Big Bang Theory” star speaks at college theater festival



Hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival drew nearly 1,200 theatre students, faculty and guests from across the western United States to participate in the regional conference this week. Festival highlights have included theatre workshops; student competitions for scholarships and grants in such disciplines as playwriting, set design and acting; and an opportunity for one Western university to be selected to mount its production at the Kennedy Center’s national festival in April.

Kunal Nayyar, better known as Rajesh from CBS’s sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” will deliver the keynote address at the festival’s banquet 1:30 to 2:50 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the Mandalay Ballroom B at Circus Circus. Before the address, Nayyar will meet with media for a short press conference. The festival concludes Friday night with individual student performances for the Irene Ryan scholarship finals competition at Nightingale Hall on the University campus.

What: Press conference withKunal Nayyar, a.k.a. Rajesh on the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” University of Nevada, Reno faculty and students in competition available after Nayyar’s press conference for interviews and photo opportunities.

When: 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19

Who: Kunal Nayyar from the “The Big Bang Theory”; student performers, faculty and attendees of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Conference

Where: The Steak House at Circus Circus, located on the mezzanine level at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, 500 N. Sierra St., Reno

Free parking for media is available at Circus Circus.

For more information on the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival or the press conference, contact Kathie Taylor, University Media Relations, 775-291-4434 or [email protected].

Ry Ry
Ry Ry
Ryan works on the campus of the University of Nevada. As a co-founder of this site, he rarely spends much time contributing anymore, but will occasionally appear with a story of personal experience in the Reno area. He loves the town and may never leave.




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