Volunteers Needed for “colombinus” Panel Discussion

Stage Door Theatre Company is looking for volunteers to participate in a post show panel discussion following each performance of columbinus on April 25, 26 and 27.

columbinus follows the lives of eight high school students as they go through a typical day. The audience will see their interactions with fellow students, parents, teachers, as well as the thoughts constantly racing through their heads. The entire text is drawn from interviews with high school students from throughout the country.

The tragic events at Columbine High School in April of 1999 are presented to show how the daily stresses of these students could result, in a worst-case scenario, of students acting out their anger and rage. The text is taken directly from eyewitness accounts and public records.

columbinus lays out the facts in a uniquely theatrical way in order to start a discussion with the audience. It offers no solutions, no answers, just questions. Why? How could such a thing happen? Could it happen here? How can we prevent something like this from occurring in our community?

Stage Door is looking for educators, parents, counselors, mental health professionals, business owners, retirees, journalists, police, first responders – anyone who can provide a unique prospective on issues such as self-esteem, bullying, school security, community responsibility, and more.

After each performance, there will be a discussion with the audience about the performance. Panelists will not only provide their singular points of view, but will be able to answer questions from the audience about the issues raised by the play. Performances are set for 7:30 pm April 25 & 26 and 2 pm on April 26 & 27.

If interested in participating, call 920.743.1760 or email [email protected]. Scripts of the play will be provided to any interested party on request.