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LSC-Montgomery Drama, Live Entertainment Technology Students Receive Accolades at Theatre Festival

sara saflin and grant athens
Lone Star College-Montgomery students Sarah Saflin (L) and Grant Athens (R) recently participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held February 24-March 1, which resulted in various awards for some of the college’s students.
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s drama and live entertainment
technology (LET) programs recently participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held February 24-March 1, which resulted in various awards for some of the college’s students.
KCACTF is a national organization that recognizes theatre creativity, promotes high standards, and helps bridge the academic and professional world. The Region VI festival, which is held in San Angelo, iscomprised of 800 students and faculty from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The festival offers workshops for faculty and students, and invites productions, scenes, and technical theatre exhibits from region members. Scholarship competitions and transfer opportunities are also available through KCACTF.
Students participated in invited scenes, the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition, the design/technology/management exhibition, and the festival Honor Crew. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships provide recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education.
Highlights of this year’s festival included Best Partner in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship preliminary round for Sam Diagle, who was chosen from 170 other participants; Irene Ryan nominee Sarah Saflin, who was part of a group of 32 students chosen, advanced to the semi-final round; and Saxon Rhoad was one of two students chosen as Outstanding Honor crew.
“KCACTF provides invaluable learning, scholarship, and transfer opportunities for our students,” said Chase Waites, drama, dance and LET department chair at LSC-Montgomery, and Region IV vice chair. “Their education is greatly enhanced by these development opportunities and it allows the students to learn from a great variety of resources.”
For more information regarding the drama department at LSC-Montgomery, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/drama-dept-montgomery.htm.
For more information regarding the LET program at LSC-Montgomery, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/audio-visual-dept.htm.
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 studentsuccess 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 andLSC-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.