WMU News

Theatre for Community Health prepares for 2005 season

Nov. 5, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Auditions open to all Western Michigan University students for spring semester Theatre for Community Health productions will be held Monday, Nov. 22, from 8 to 10 p.m. in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center.

WMU faculty and staff are invited to schedule either or both of the productions, "No More Lies: The Truth Beind the Buzz" and "Cross Color," with dates available during seven weeks in February and March.

"No More Lies" is designed to help students recognize consequences of alcohol misuse, behaviors that reduce harm, and ways in which they can transform enabling behaviors into protective behaviors through scenes presented by student peer educators. Through the performance, audiences are able to think more critically about how unhealthy drinking can affect their lives and the lives of those close to them.

Through a collection of episodes and characters, "No More Lies" explores the thoughts and feelings that underlie our actions. This curriculum infusion performance will tour classrooms with an occasional public performance. "No More Lies" combines substance abuse theories with applied theatre techniques with a focus on environments and relationships that support alcohol misuse.

"Cross Colors" is an educational theatre production that creates a social empowerment for minority, ostracized, and socially reluctant students. Student peer educators bring to life current social issues that have a direct affect on student's physical, mental, and spiritual health.

As an educational vehicle, "Cross Colors" will offer curriculum infusion through panel discussions before or after students have witnessed the production. The play features a string of scenarios that focus on cultural awareness and appreciation, diversity on college campuses, supportive resources for minority students, an understanding of ethnicity, and representation of students with any type of disability.

For more information or to schedule a production, contact Michael Duhame at (269) 387-3126 or <michael.duhame@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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