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Jason Woodworth-Hou Named Winner of Annual 4'33" Competition


The Department would like to congratulate Jason Woodworth-Hou, winner of the 4’33” Research in the Arts Competition. Jason’s presentation, entitled “Redefining Animation: How They Shall Not Grow Old Redefines Truthmaking Through CGI Animation,” was selected along with nine other finalists by a committee comprised of faculty and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines both within and outside of the arts. 

The presentation was awarded the top prize of $433 by Performing Arts Center Director Jeffrey Martin. Among the top ten finalists were two other Department of Theatre & Film Studies students: Robyn Accetta presenting her embodied research on Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days and Atalanta Siegel presenting her embodied research for Don Nigro’s The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines (which opens virtually on January 28). 

The 4’33” Competition is a featured event of the annual Spotlight on the Arts event at the University of Georgia. The three criteria for the top prize were: 

•    How innovative and significant is the research presented

•    The clarity of the project and its objectives to a broad audience

•    How engaging and effective is the presentation itself

But while the top prize has been awarded, there is still an opportunity for audiences to decide on their favorite presentation! The video will remain available to stream through December 18, 2020, and during that period viewers will have a chance to vote for the Audience Choice Award, the winner of which will receive $150. Visit and get a free ticket for the presentations. When the video begins, there will be a popup at the bottom of the player prompting the audience to vote. 

We strongly encourage you to watch this presentation to see examples of the amazing work being done by graduate students across campus in arts research, to support our department’s participants, and to vote for your choice. 


Research Areas:


Professor, Area Head and PhD Coordinator, Theatre Theory/History and Performance Studies; Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration

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