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Lone Star College-Montgomery’s “Tigers Be Still” Performance Receives Choice Awards

Tigers Be Still

Lone Star College-Montgomery students Grant Athans (L), Sarah Saflin (M) and Erin Lavespere (R) recently participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) which resulted in various awards for some of the college’s students.

The Lone Star College-Montgomery drama department’s fall
production of “Tigers Be Still” received the rare feat of a choice award in the Kennedy Center American College Texas State Theatre Festival (KCACTF) this October.

 “Tigers Be Still,” which was directed by LSC-Montgomery instructor Julie Akers, was awarded Respondent’s Choice, which is selected by the festival respondent who sees and responds to each performance at the festival. This is the fifth consecutive year that the college has received a choice award, and the production will now be considered for advancement to the regional festival in San Angelo in February.

“KCACTF gives our students excellent transfer and scholarship opportunities by allowing them to network with other students and schools at the festival,” said Chase Waites, professor of drama and department chair at LSC-Montgomery. “Participating at the state level provides the students with opportunities to travel to the regional festival in February to compete for scholarships and interview with transfer universities and colleges. It also provides the students the opportunity to tour a show, which is a great experience for them.”

Twelve students and four faculty members attended this year’s festival with “Tigers Be Still.” LSC-Montgomery student Lacey Castro was recognized for meritorious achievement in sound design and LSC-Montgomery students Joey Sheaff, Sarah Saflin, Erin Lavespere and Grant Athans earned an award for ensemble acting. Also, Saflin, Sheaff and Lavespere 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 Galveston College, Panola College, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Bossier Parish Community College.

For more information regarding the LSC-Montgomery drama department or any of the 2014-2015 season performances, please visit 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.


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