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Lone Star College-Montgomery Drama Students Showcase Talent in Self-Produced Workshop

Actors Workshop students at a table
The Actors Workshop, running February 19-21 at Lone Star College-Montgomery, features a short play, The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang, and the Irene Ryan Scenes, which provides students with the experience of designing, producing, and performing theatrical work all on their own. Tickets are $5.
The Lone Star College-Montgomery drama department and
Delta Psi Omega, National Theatre Honor Society, are starting the spring semester with the Actors Workshop, playing Thursday, February 19, and Friday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 21, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre (D204) in Building D.
 
The Actors Workshop will feature a variety of scenes and monologues that are student produced, and a one-act play, The Actor’s Nightmare, by noted playwright Christopher Durang and directed by LSC-Montgomery student Saxon Rhoad.
 
The production will showcase student actors from LSC-Montgomery’s drama department who are featured Irene Ryan Acting Award nominees competing in the upcoming Kennedy Center American College Theater Region VI Festival from February 17-21 at Angelo State University. These pieces will feature a broad range of audition material designed to demonstrate to the audience the actor’s abilities.
 
Featured theatre students include Ethan Derryberry, Ivan Velasco, Faith Fryer, Ana Morales, Ally Hayes, Samuel Daigle, Sarah Saflin, Grant Athans, Mathew Romano, Amulek Moya, Rachael Malonson, Joey Sheoff, Alex Allen and Zack Webb.
 
“This workshop is a place where the audience is invited to see our students showcase their work. The short plays are performed by students who are relatively new to our program and the scene work is what the Irene Ryan nominees will use as scholarship audition pieces,” said Tim Campbell, associate professor of drama.
 
The short play, The Actor’s Nightmare, is a student-directed production that tells the story of George, an understudy who is faced with performing a role at the last minute. He learns quickly that the other cast members are more than a little confused about what play is being performed and which roles they are actually playing. Mayhem and outrageous comedy ensue as George tries to work his way out of the madness.
 
“While students receive some faculty guidance in this process, much of the work is generated by the students themselves.  It’s  an opportunity for them to stretch their artistic legs and mount some material on their own.  Some of our department’s most interesting work comes out of the Actors Workshop,” says Campbell.
 
The Actors Workshop does contain adult language and adult situations. Parental discretion is advised. This show is rated R.
 
Tickets are $5 for general admission.
 
To purchase tickets, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Theagtre-montgomery or email MontgomeryFineArts@LoneStar.edu. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at (936) 273-7021.
 
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.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.