Playhouse 2000’s One Act Play Returns From National Festival

Every other year, the American Association of Community Theater hosts a world-wide series of one-act play festivals, culminating in a gathering at “America’s National Community Theater Festival.”  Kerrville’s Community Theater, Playhouse 2000, recently returned from performing in that festival in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The local company was one of just twelve from across the United States and US military bases in Europe to be selected for this bi-annual festival, held in the historic Majestic Theater in Gettysburg.  The company represented AACT’s Region VI, a six state area that includes Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arizona as well as Texas.

In Gettysburg, Playhouse 2000 took their place among the top theaters in the country, and earned special recognition in two areas.  Jeremy Sosa was tapped for the “National Award of Excellence” in acting, and technician Treston Mack took home that same award for scenic lighting.

“Community Theaters across the country are truly ‘America’s Theater,’” said P2K Executive Director Jeffrey Brown.  “We’re proud to be part of the tradition that makes live theater accessible to our little corner of the world, and to share the stage with companies whose dedication, artistry and quality of work is every bit as ‘professional’ as any house in the country.”

The American Association of Community Theatres’ “AACTFest” provides a forum for hundreds of community theatres from AACT’s twelve regions to enter productions for adjudication and advancement from the state level to the regional level and finally, to the national level.

In steps leading up to the National Festival, Playhouse 2000 advanced through local, state and regional festivals, earning awards for “Achievement in Scenic Design,” “Achievement in Costume Design,” “Excellence in Acting,” “Best Actress” and “Best Director,” plus multiple levels of the “Backstage Award.”

Playhouse 2000’s entry was a little-know short play by Tennessee Williams entitled “The Pretty Trap.”  It featured Amy Goodyear, Jeremy Sosa, Jacob Grona and Laina Lowry in the cast, with Treston Mack and Darcey Wagner on crew and Heather Cunningham as the Stage Manager.

Playhouse 2000 is proud to be Kerrville’s Community Theater, offering opportunities to participate in the art of theater to hundreds of volunteers each year.


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