Houston Family Arts Center receives national theater award
Houston Family Arts Center has received national recognition as a leading force in Houston’s thriving community theater scene.
The center is the recipient of the Twink Lynch Award, presented by the American Association of Community Theatre.
Some achievements that contributed to the recognition include opening the HFAC Garza Main Stage Theatre in May 2010, expanding the HFAC Actors Academy in 2011, creating new works, collaborating with other theaters and supporting other local non-profit organizations in the community.
“HFAC is honored to receive this national recognition,” said Bob Clark, HFAC executive director, in a press release. “It’s humbling to know that HFAC is the first community theater in Texas to receive this recognition.”
While many theaters are challenged to find high-quality family-friendly plays and comedies, HFAC has set a priority for developing new works.
In 2011, HFAC commissioned New York-based playwright Rob Urbinati to write “Death by Design,” a blend of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with comedy.
Another highlight was the opportunity to take a cast of 27 youth actors to perform at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
HFAC’s current production of “Guys and Dolls,” based on Damon Runyon’s stories of New York, continues through Sunday, July 29.
Houston Family Arts Center is at 10760 Grant Road.
For more information, visit houstonfac.com.
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