ABILENE, TX (03/28/2014)(readMedia)-- A local student attending Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, was honored for Outstanding Directing at the Christian University Theatre Festival in Brownwood, Texas, March 4, 2014.
Rebekah McGregor is a senior theatre education major from Gatesville, Texas. McGregor directed Freud's Last Session, the award-winning play by Mark St. Germain. The play imagines a clash between two intellectual titans: Dr. Sigmund Freud, atheist and father of psychoanalysis, and C.S. Lewis, Christian and legendary apologist. On the eve of World War II, Freud and Lewis argue the existence of God, love, sex, good, evil, and the meaning of life.
McGregor has been seen in the HSU productions of Hello Dolly!, Rabbit Hole, A Christmas Carol, Roads to Home, and Our Town. She has been stage manager and assistant director for Twelfth Night, Birds on a Wire, God of Carnage, A Christmas Carol, and Once Upon a Mattress. She is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Theatre Fraternity.
The Christian University Theatre Festival was created more than 20 years ago by theatre directors from Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, and Wayland Baptist University as a means for students to come together to network, share theatrical creations, and a love of theatre in a Christian setting.
HSU has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 undergrad and graduate students from 31 states and 12 countries. HSU has a 12:1 student faculty ratio with a campus that sits on 228 acres, with 86% of HSU's faculty members holding the highest degree in their field.
The university is named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best universities in the western region of the United States and is listed by The Princeton Review as a Top Ten Best in the West University. It is a member of the Colleges of Distinction and the Chronicle of Higher Education named HSU to its list of Great Colleges to Work For. HSU has been name as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and is a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Seven undergraduate degrees encompass 70 major fields including: athletic training, criminal justice, social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental science, religion, music, art, theatre, teaching, communications, business administration, accounting, and management. Ten graduate degrees, encompassing 26 programs, include the Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education in Leadership, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy.
International study programs include England, Austria, Hong Kong, Spain, and Australia.
Hardin-Simmons University, founded in 1891, is a private Christian liberal arts university, and has been affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists) since 1941.