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  • Writers’ Theater is Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the CHS auditorium.
  • Admission
    • $3 for Students
    • $5 for Adults

INTERVIEW (Katelyn Grothier and Haley Petersen discuss the event)

What is Writers’ Theater?

Writers’ Theater is similar to a talent show, but all of the material that is performed is original. The performances have included slam poetry, along with other forms of poetry, short stories, and original songs. There is no winner of Writers’ Theater.

The focus is on giving a voice to the arts and giving the students a chance to express themselves through writing, a chance to share their work with others. All types of creative expression are encouraged — the only requirement is that it is original.

What inspired you both to start Writer’s Theater?

We are both avid writers and have both experienced frustration at the lack of outlets and opportunities that are available for writing. We wanted to create something to recognize and celebrate this art form. At Writers’ Theater, everyone, regardless of whether or not they are performers or in the audience, are there to recognize the arts. Because of this sense of community, students who may never have had the confidence to share their writing are given a voice.

How did the event go in the past?

As the past two years [2012, 2013] have been our experimental years, there are still many improvements that we hope to make in the future. However, the talent and passion that has been present at the event each year continues to exceed our expectations. Because of this, Writers’ Theater has been an amazing experience for us.

What are your plans for the future?

We hope to encourage more of the student body to participate as well as advertise to increase the size of our audience. Someday, we would love to see this kind of artistic event get as much support from the community as a sporting event. The students that participate and are passionate about the arts deserve this recognition!

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