Woodburn High School Theatre announces upcoming production

November 6, 2020 (Woodburn, Ore.) Woodburn High School Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of the original, student-written production Today is Enough. The production will stream on YouTube beginning Friday, November 20. Due to the restrictions of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the student actors and designers at Woodburn High.

The school has embraced the challenge of telling theatrical stories in unconventional ways. With a script, written over the course of the last six weeks, students are now filming their own lines in their own homes. The footage will then be edited together into a hybrid between a short film and a stage play.

“This is the TikTok generation,” commented director and WACA teacher Caleb Thurston, “they are incredibly creative about creating these artful videos just using what they have in their own homes. It is not what we wanted to do, necessarily, but the possibilities are really exciting.”

The story follows three Woodburn High School seniors (actors Lesly Arroyo, Valerie Cottrell, and Caleb Larson) as they navigate the realities of living during a pandemic. The characters deal with obstacles such as choosing a college, being honest with your crush, and overcoming social anxiety all under the cloud of a pandemic. A quick-paced mix of heavy and humorous moments, the production has some adult language and is recommended for middle school students and older.

The show will stream for free on YouTube. A link will be posted on Facebook and Instagram as well as the theatre department’s website: https://tinyurl.com/woodburntheatre. For more information, please contact director Caleb Thurston (cthurston@woodburnsd.org; 503-980-6275).

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