KVPAC Takes Encore Players to State Level Competition

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KVPAC Takes Encore Players to State Level Competition

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center is competing for the first time at AACTFest with Encore Players' production of Approaching Lavendar by Julie Beckett Crutcher. The competition is this weekend in Beaumont, TX.

Texas AACTFest is the state level festival for the American Association of Community Theatres in Texas that go on to compete in regional festivals, and ultimately a national festival for theatrical excellence. National winners compete in the International Amateur Theatre Festival, started by Princess Grace of Monaco in the 1960s.

Approaching Lavendar, directed by Gregory Magyar, is a one-act comedic drama about siblings' shared tolerance at their parents' remarriage, as a new understanding and forgiveness ultimately reveals the significance of sisterhood. The talented cast of local female actresses includes Grace Glass as Jennifer, Amanda Mena as Abigail and Kristin McKenzie as Wren.

Director Gregory Magyar said, "We chose Approaching Lavendar as our festival entry because it is the kind of play that places such strong focus on the character relationships. Julie Beckett Crutcher has written a piece that explores the meaning of sisterhood in both a traditional and non-traditional sense. In this age, where the word 'family' can be defined in so many different ways, Approaching Lavendar is an extremely relevant, relatable piece of theatre."

KVPAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to the education and accessibility of Theater, Visual Arts and Music programs since 2001. We proudly nurture, challenge and empower artists and audiences in the Katy and surrounding communities with creative programming such as Encore Players, our all-volunteer community theater group that taps into the acting, vocal, dance and stagecraft talents of adults within the Katy-area. Either on stage or behind the scenes, KVPAC's Encore Players is home to those who love the theater and want to be a part of bringing that magic to life.

For more information about our upcoming shows or additional programs, please visit www.kvpac.org today.

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