Join us at 3:00 p.m. Sunday April 24 when Game Changers presents “This is Our Story” in advance of the 2016 Regional High School Art Exhibition reception and awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m., sponsored by Illinois American Water. Both events are free and open to the public.
Game Changers, Theatre for Social Change, is a group of Alton High School and Principia College students. Under the direction of Principia College Annenberg Scholar Caroline Watson and Professor Chrissy Steele, the group will present “This is Our Story,” a new play that gives voice to issues and concerns that young people are facing in their lives: challenges with parents, drug use, relationships with friends, standing up for what you feel is right.
Based in the work of Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal, the performance will involve the audience in discussing the stories presented and exploring possible solutions. The audience does not just watch the play but becomes an active agent for change, what Boal calls a “spect-actor.”