How can and do we show love for the people we cherish, the earth that gives us life, and our own selves? Our EverStars (kids new to theatre and dance) are writing and creating their own "change it" scenes, about things they wish to see changed in the world. Each scene is assigned an ArtNova (kids with more theatre and dance experience) who is serving as director for the scenes. In this way, we are creating a model of mentorship that is inspiring and beneficial to all.
The students themselves offer feedback and ideas for improvement for each scene every week, and so we are also modeling circles of encouragement and support over hierarchy and competition. Most beautifully though, is the way these scenes invigorate and animate the potential for change to occur. We will be sharing our work at the opening ceremonies of the Cave Junction Farmer's Market on April 14!