Frank Young, founder and CEO of Theater Under The Stars, answers questions from Dobie drama students about the business of show business.
Frank Young, the former Pasadena High drama student who went on to earn national acclaim as founder of Houston's Theater Under The Stars, completed his "Award of Excellence" tour of the Pasadena ISD's five high-school drama departments on Tuesday.
Young watched Dobie High's one-act play performance of "The Divining" and heaped high praise on the students for their efforts.
Afterward, he addressed the cast and crew. Then, he presented the school with an "Award of Excellence" trophy that bears his name.
A 1958 graduate of Pasadena High, Young visited drama departments at South Houston High, Sam Rayburn High, Pasadena High and Memorial High in recent weeks for trophy presentations and question-and-answer discussions with students.
The Pasadena ISD established the "Frank Young Award of Excellence" this year to honor the many decades of contributions Young has made to the performing arts.
Young's mother, Adella Young, was a Pasadena High teacher who went on to become the first woman to serve on the district's Board of Trustees. Young Elementary is named in her honor.
Frank Young shows Dobie students the "Award of Excellence" trophy that bears his name.
Young poses with Dobie students and staff from the school and from the Pasadena ISD.