UCM theater students visit the Club

July 22, 2014

in Club

UCM theater majors perform an original skit for Summer Club members.The University of Central Missouri (UCM) theatre majors performed an original skit for the Summer Program Club members this morning.

Youth Development Professional Ryan Willoughby explained that he had planned to have several theatre majors visit the Tween Club during the Drama Club Program. The UCM theatre majors coincidentally had an upcoming performance they had been practicing for in Edinburg, Scotland and agreed to perform their skit twice for Club members.

Smithton Site Manager Judy Moore said many Club members enjoyed the performance.

“Live theatre is important because it is an interactive performance. If [the members] never see it, how will they consider it as an option,” said Moore.

Willoughby said live theatre helps members explore all options of what they might be interested in. The live performances fit into the Clubs summer programming.UCM theatre majors ask for a Club member to volunteer in their original skit.

“In Drama Club, we are working on exploring member’s creative differences. This live performance shows our members what hard work and determination can lead to,” said Willoughby.

“Drama matters. [Kids] get lost in this world of cartoons and animation and don’t see nearly enough live theatre. When a live person is showing kids best choices to make it becomes more effective. The live performer uses their emotions, costume and imagination and makes life lessons fun,” said Moore. –-Submitted.

Previous post:

Next post: