Kristyl D. Tift of Hinesville recently received second place in the Black Theatre Network’s 2012 S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition.
She also was awarded a scholarship by the Black Faculty and Staff Organization at the University of Georgia.
Tift — an actress and singer, as well as a second-year theatre and film studies doctoral student at UGA — has a master’s in acting from The New School for Drama and a bachelor’s in theater from Georgia Southern University. She graduated from Liberty County High School in 2000.
She can be seen in the film “Looper,” which hits theaters this month and stars Bruce Willis and Joseph-Gordon Levitt.
Tift is the daughter of Charles and Deidré Tift of Hinesville.