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Theater alumnus and Alumni Association board member David Ostergaard gets Emmy


Actor David Ostergaard never expected a TV commercial for an Asheville computer shop to net him TV’s most coveted award, the Emmy. He took home the statuette earlier this month during the southeast regional awards ceremony in Atlanta.

Ostergaard, who graduated from UNCG in 2002 with a BFA in theater, is on the Board of Directors of the UNCG Alumni Association.

His theater company, Bright Star Touring Theatre, is in its 11th season. Adult actors are hired to perform shows for young people in shows touring across the United States.

Ostergaard estimates that about 900 audiences will enjoy Bright Star’s productions in the next year. About 30 shows are currently in the work.

“My company goes to UNCG every year to audition actors,” he says. “I love UNCG Theatre a lot.”

Full story at UNCG Now.

By Michelle Hines