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Theatre students to raise awareness about domestic abuse

Jared Tuilagi

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Members of Alpha Psi Omega, a theater honor society, find ways to help the community through their fundraising events, including work with First Step, a non-profit organization and women’s shelter.

With students and alumni performing a variety of roles, First Step is hosting a series of monologues, “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer,” to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

“It’s a voice to the issues that most people talk about,” Kaylor Winter-Roach, sophomore in theater, said. “I’m not in the show, I’m actually just an usher. But it’s a great feeling being a part of shows like this because of the difference you can make,” she said.

The show is similar, participants said, to a previous show being that it has opened up the eyes of many theater students to how in depth they can get over domestic violence.

Rachel Innes, a sophomore in theater, said she was moved by last year’s event and cannot wait for this upcoming show.

“Last year, APO did Vagina Monologues. It was a successful event because all the proceeds were given to First Step. It was incredible how many people we had come support,” Innes said.

No matter what role these students have in the play, they said they are perfectly content because of what they are doing for the community.

“This year my roles are lighting designer and master electrician so I have to make sure you can see the characters on stage. I like the part I play because I know that I don’t have to be on stage to show that I support the cause,” TreAuchana Wright, sophomore in theater, said.

COST | General admission of $5

DATES | Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13

LOCATION | Fain Fine Arts Studio Theater. 

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Theatre students to raise awareness about domestic abuse