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.
“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.