Lone Star College-Montgomery students invited to perform play at national festival

Students from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform their production of "Student Body" at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Students from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform their production of "Student Body" at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Students from Lone Star College-Montgomery will perform their production of "Student Body" at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb. 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Lone Star College-Montgomery's Department of Theatre will perform its production of "Student Body" at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on Feb. 25, according to a press release. The students will compete against colleges from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas for awards and cash prizes. This is the first time LSC-Montgomery has performed at the festival.

“The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide and has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country,” said Terry Peterman, dean of the LSC-Montgomery Department of Theatre, Education, Arts and Music.

"Student Body," written by Frank Winters, examines campus sexual assault; its protagonists discover a video at a party of a sex act that "may or may not be considered consensual."

Student actor Matthew Young said the story of sexual assault struck a chord with him.

“Sexual assault is still a problem on college campuses across the country," Young said. "Now that this show will be premiering at a festival, a handful of schools will be put in the same room and hopefully continue the conversation. This puts 'Student Body' in the position to be a powerful educational tool.”


The production was originally performed in fall 2019. An encore performance of "Student Body" will be held Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at LSC-Montgomery's main-stage theater at 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe. The KCACTF performance will be held at the Abilene Convention Center at 1100 N. Sixth St., Abilene, at noon. 832-813-6500. www.lonestar.edu
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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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