Congratulations to the SJCS theater department!

The San Jacinto College South (SJCS) theater department recently hosted the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and took home awards for their rendition of “The Arabian Nights” by Mary Zimmerman.

The four-day festival included the performance and critique of six on-stage productions by SJCS, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Tarrant County College Southeast, Angelo State University, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and Lone Star College-Kingwood. Students also participated in workshops on such topics as improvisation and voiceovers.

Dr. Katie Robinson, director of the School of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, served as this year’s respondent and selected “The Arabian Nights” by SJCS and “Eurydice” by SHSU to represent Texas at the regional level, which includes the six-state area of Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

SJC students Daniel Bourque, Luke Lee and Micklo Soria were also recognized for their talents and will travel to Amarillo for the Regional VI Festival for to audition for acting scholarships.

The following is a list of SJCS faculty, staff, students and alumni who were recognized for their work at the festival:

  • Sheleigh Carmichael: Excellence in Scenic and Costume Design

  • Adam Thornton: Excellence Scenic Design and Excellence in Rigging

  • Mark B. Robbins: Excellence in Festival Hosting

  • Ian Berkman: Excellence in Festival Hosting for lighting

  • Charles Ursprung, Mariano Lampazzi, Chris Huynh, Adi Teodoru and Behr Tabor: Excellence in Honor Crew

  • Jacob Sanchez: Excellence in Sound Board

  • Adi Teodoru: Excellence in Costume Design

  • Adi Teodoru and Said Chavez: Excellence in Acting, recognition award

  • Daniel Bourque, Luke Lee and Micklo Soria: Advance to the Regional VI level to audition for an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship

  • “The Arabian Nights” directed by Cheryl Kaplanz: Respondent’s Choice

  • San Jacinto College South: Excellence in Festival Hosting

Job well done!