College's “Private Eyes” Performance Receives Choice Awards



The Lone Star College-Montgomery drama department’s fall production of “Private Eyes,” by Steven Dietz, received the rare feat of two choice awards in the Kennedy Center American College Texas State Theatre Festival (KCACTF) this October.
 
“Private Eyes” was awarded Director's Choice, which was voted on by the production directors at the festival, and Respondent's Choice, which was granted by the festival critic. The production will now be considered for advancement to the regional festival in February.

“We are always proud of what we do with our drama program and the accomplishments of our students,” said Chase Waites, professor of drama at LSC-Montgomery and director of the production. “When we travel outside of these walls and get recognition from our peer institutions, it makes these accomplishments that much more rewarding. It shows that we are truly arming our students with tools for success.”

Ten students, two faculty members, and one staff member attended this year’s festival with “Private Eyes,” some of which were recognized for meritorious achievement for excellence in: Technical Direction and Scenic Design—Rob Kreps, professor of live entertainment technology program at LSC-Montgomery; Lighting Design—Charlee Kristof, a student LSC-Montgomery; and Acting—Joey Hancock, student at LSC-Montgomery.  Also, LSC-Montgomery students Tanner Bench, Mackenzie Haffey, and Crystal Stampes were all Irene Ryan scholarship nominees from the production.
 
The theatre festival was held at San Jacinto College-Central. The other schools at the festival included Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Angelo State, San Jacinto College-Central, San Jacinto College-South, and Lone Star College-Kingwood.
 
For more information regarding the LSC-Montgomery drama department or any of the 2011-2012 season performances, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/theatre-Montgomery. All titles are subject to change without notice pending availability.
 
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 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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.