Youth participating in the improvisational acting day camp and the playwrighting day camp June 16-21 at Southwestern College will present a New Works Showcase on Saturday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. The public is invited to attend. To underwrite some of the expense, there will be a suggested donation of $5.
The showcase will feature the scenes and short story plays that are created by the writers and will be performed in a staged reading by the youth actors and from members of the 9 Lives Improvisational Troupe at Southwestern.
Youth participating in the improvisational day camp are: Sam Ross and Nikolai Crow, Winfield; Adrianna Davis, Bethany Rozell, and Chloe Curl, Arkansas City; Chris Carlson, Wichita; and Dante Moon, Gallup, N.M. Youth participating in the playwrighting camp include Ross, Curl, and Moon along with Isabella Stewart and Garrett Bogle, Winfield.
Roger Moon is teaching the playwrighting day camp with assistance from Aron Pfingsten and Meagan Morrow. Allyson Moon is teaching the improvisational day camp with assistance from Pfingsten, Morrow, and Shane Schrag.
“It is always so thrilling and amazing to experience the creative talent of developing writers and actors,” Allyson Moon says. “We (Roger and Allyson Moon) have such faith in their ability. When an individual makes the choice to write or act, they have already stepped out as if to say ‘I can do this.’ They are here because they want to be here and we know they will do extraordinary things.”
Previous 9 Lives performers have been invited to participate in the showcase along with current troupe members.