The student-directed Actors Workshop presentation for the 2010-2011 theatre season, Par Floor, will be performed on Thursday, November 18, and Friday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m., as well as on Saturday, November 20, at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All performances will take place at Lone Star College-Montgomery in the performing arts lab (temporary building 101).
The Actors Workshop series allow students to minimize the peripherals of sets, costumes, and lighting in order to concentrate on character development. Chase Waites, associate theatre professor at LSC-Montgomery, has been working with a variety of students to take on substantially larger roles within the workshop productions.
All four performances of Par Four are being produced entirely by students, most notably the theatre honors fraternity, Delta Psi Omega, which has taken on the task of producing the shows performed in The Actors Workshop series. According to Waites, almost 20 students are involved.
“Students are handling all of the tasks associated with the production including budgeting, directing, and designing,” said Waites. “There is no greater teacher than experience, and these students are learning a great deal about the production side of theatre.”
Par Four consists of four, 10-minute, one-act plays. The students have chosen the plays and the cast and figured out the logistics of rehearsing four plays at once.
The performances are designated as “pay what you will,” with all contributions supporting the theatre scholarship and program fund. Tickets are available online, along with a recommended $5 donation.
Tickets can also be reserved by contacting Denise Meyers, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts division, at (936) 273-7021 or Denise.Meyers@LoneStar.edu.
Additional information regarding the theatre department at LSC-Montgomery is located online at www.LoneStar.edu/theatre-Montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.