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Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center Community Theatre Encore Players won several awards at the American Association of Community Theatre Festival National competition. Pictured: Director Joshua Schorejs, and Cast Members Gregory Magyar, James Duncan, and Trenton Stephenson.

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) Community Theatre Encore Players represented Region VI at the American Association of Community Theatre Festival (AACTFest) National competition in Rochester, MN this weekend with its production of “Answers” by Tom Topor.

Several awards of special distinction were awarded to the KVPAC “Answers” cast and crew. Joshua Schorejs won the “Outstanding Achievement in Direction;” Kari Perez, KVPAC’s Theatre Production Manager, accepted the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design;” and James Duncan received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in a Supporting Role.” Trenton Stephenson was also nominated for this award. Gregory Magyar, KVPAC’s Executive Artistic Director, was nominated for Best Actor and “Answers” was nominated for Best Show overall.

“KVPAC is honored to have represented our growing community at the AACT National Festival,” said Magyar, “and to have finished in the top 4 out of 12 theatres in the competition.”

The journey began when KVPAC won the Texas AACTFest at TNT’s Annual Conference in March, followed by another win at the Region VI AACTFest in April. At the National AACTFest Competition this week, KVPAC competed against the best community theater groups in the United States. Twelve community theaters, the winners of their state and regional contests, will brought their productions to Rochester, MN.

“Answers” is a short play about a man (James Duncan) having been detained for questioning, in a crime about which he claims to know nothing, and is grilled by two persistent police officers (Gregory Magyar and Trenton Stephenson).

They call him “Byron” (although he insists this is not his name) and their initially bantering attitude turns steadily more ominous as they attempt to force a confession. Ultimately, in a scene of shattering intensity, they succeed-but disturbing questions linger. Have justice and truth indeed been served? Or has another hapless victim been sacrificed to society’s inexorable need for retribution at any cost?

KVPAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing arts education and experience to the community of Katy and the surrounding area. Donations to support the arts in our community can be made at www.kvpac.org or mailed to KVPAC, 2501 S. Mason Road #290, Katy, Texas 77450.

 

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Representing Answers at the AACTFEST Region VI Awards Ceremony: Gregory Magyar (Actor), Joshua Schorejs (Director) and Kari Perez (Production Stage Manager)

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) Community Theatre Encore Players won the Region VI American Association of Community Theatre Festival (AACTFest) competition in Lafeyette, LA on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with its production of Answers by Tom Topor.

KVPAC Encore Players will go on to represent Region VI (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) at the National AACTFest Competition June 26 – July 1, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

In addition to winning first place, special distinctions were awarded to the KVPAC Answers cast for Excellence in Set Design; Excellence in Direction to Joshua Schorejs; and Excellence in Acting to Gregory J. Magyar, KVPAC’s Executive Artistic Director.

“We are proud of all the community theaters in Region VI who competed in the Quad and Regional AACTFEST competitions,” said Gregory Magyar, “and we are honored and excited to represent Region VI and Texas Nonprofit Theaters (TNT) at the national level in Rochester.”

The journey began when KVPAC won the Texas AACTFest at TNT’s Annual Conference in March. They were honored to represent the state of Texas at the Region VI AACTFest, with their production of Answers by Tom Topor.

Answers is a short play about a man (James Duncan) having been detained for questioning, in a crime about which he claims to know nothing, and is grilled by two persistent police officers (Gregory Magyar and Trenton Stephenson). They call him “Byron” (although he insists this is not his name) and their initially bantering attitude turns steadily more ominous as they attempt to force a confession. Ultimately, in a scene of shattering intensity, they succeed—but disturbing questions linger. Have justice and truth indeed been served? Or has another hapless victim been sacrificed to society’s inexorable need for retribution at any cost?

This summer at the National AACTFest Competition, KVPAC will compete against the best community theater groups in the US. Twelve community theaters, the winners of their state and regional contests, will bring their productions to Rochester, MN for consideration June 26-July 1, 2017.

KVPAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing arts education and experience to the community of Katy, TX and the surrounding area. Consider a tax-deductible donation to support the Encore Players as they represent the Katy area, the state of Texas, and Region IV at the national competition. Donations can be made online: https://www.gofundme.com/kvpac, online at www.kvpac.org or mailed: KVPAC, 2501 South Mason Road #290, Katy, Texas 77450.

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Summer is always an adventure at the KVPAC. It’s one of Katy’s best kept secrets and the premiere fine arts focused 10 week summer camp in the West Houston area. The summer program utilizes visual arts and theater as the basis for summer fun for children ages 3 to 18. KVPAC established in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization offers art classes including drawing, Minecraft, jewelry making, and crafts; theatre classes include plays, technical theatre classes, and acting classes; and art and theatre based PreK classes. Sign up today at www.kvpac.org.
Gregory Magyar, the Executive Artistic Director explains, “We emphasize academic performance, creative arts expression, along with social and physical development. Most importantly, we truly love and enjoy children. It is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of making childrens’ summer experience unique and memorable”.
All summer camp offerings are at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center, located at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Complex at 2501 S Mason Rd., Ste. #290, in Katy.
Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is a non-profit art education organization helping artists find their light since 2001. KVPAC proudly provides innovative and dynamic art programs through generous funding from our community. Consider becoming a KVPAC Patron today and proudly support the Arts.

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KVPAC’s Spring season opens with High School Musical 2 which performs next weekend, March 3rd – 5th. This KVPAC Production features student actors from several Katy ISD schools. ”High School Musical was a sold-out show for KVPAC last summer and the cast had a great time performing the show. The students kept asking me to include High School Musical 2 in the Spring season”, said Gregory Magyar the Executive Artistic Director for KVPAC. Mr. Magyar said, “It will be a very busy weekend for KVPAC as we have the Arts For All! family festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LaCenterra which is a free event as part of the KVPAC community outreach programming.”

On the last day of junior year, the East High gang can’t wait to get the summer started – they’re ready for summer jobs, money for college and to have fun. To that end, Troy gets them all jobs at Lava Springs Country Club – which happens to be owned by popular girl, Sharpay’s, father! While Sharpay schemes to steal Troy’s heart from Gabriella, her brother, Ryan, hopes to win the Star Dazzle Award. Everything comes to a head at the talent show, where the group has to remember their motto: “All for one, and one for all.”

Directed by Cibby Bowden, Disney’s High School Musical 2 features rockin’ songs, action-packed dance numbers and ample opportunities to highlight a strong ensemble.  Mr. Magyar recommends purchasing your tickets soon as the performances may sell out.

Show times are Friday and Saturday, March 3rd and 4th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available online at www.KVPAC.org or can be purchased at the box office an hour before each performance.  All shows are performed at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center, located at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Complex at 2501 S Mason Rd, Ste. # 290, in Katy.