Published on: October 27, 2010
LSC-Montgomery theatre students participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held October 22-25 at San Jacinto College South, walking away with several outstanding awards including the nomination to be considered for the Regional Festival. This month’s season opener Too Much Memory by Keith Reddin and Meg Gibson was LSC-Montgomery’s participating entry for the festival. The students and faculty were awarded the following for the production:
Chase Waites, professor of theatre – Directing
Rob Kreps, associate professor of theatreand program director of audio visual systems specialist – Scenic and Lighting Design and Technical Direction
Macy Perrone, adjunct faculty – Costume Design
Charlotte Brown – Makeup Design
Erin James – Acting
Christopher Young – Stage Management
Scott Shettig, Laurel Johnston and Jenny Hardy received Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominations. The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education.
Chase Waites, professor of theatre and director for the production, emphasized the importance of participating at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
“This is part of our mission for student success,” said Waites. “They are able to receive feedback from theatre professionals about their work, network with students and educators from four-year colleges, and attend workshops. Students are also exposed to a lot of theatre in a short time.”
Region VI includes New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. The committee meets in December to review approximately 25 regional performances. From those, the committee will decided which eight go to the regional festival held in Amarillo in February 2011. Participants from the regional festival will be considered for an invitation to compete at the national festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in spring 2011. Last year’s KCACTF festival involved more than 1,300 productions and included 200,000 students nationwide.For more information regarding the theatre department at LSC-Montgomery or any of the season’s performances, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/theatre-Montgomery or call Denise Meyers at 936.273.7021.