Concordia students lead speech and theatre workshop for Seward High School students

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 7 years ago on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:21 AM
Front row (l-r): Megan Runyan, Lance Dybdal, Levi Dybdal. Second row (l-r): Cheyenne Cox, Amanda Marcov, Taylor Rouse. Third row (l-r): Brodie Oshel, Bella Graves, Makenna Aldrich. Fourth row (l-r): Clarke Chandler, Hailey Brown, Taryn Brandl. Fifth row (l-r): Jenica Hulbert, Michaela Brown, Emma Orwen. Sixth row (l-r): Nolan Homp, Grace Orwen, Zach Vacha. Not photographed: Kyler Nolan.

Nineteen students from Seward High School attended the Theatre and Speech Workshop on Sept. 13 at Concordia. The students attended a variety of workshops on topics such as warm-ups, breathing, relaxation techniques and stage presence. Sessions were presented on general speech, vocals and non-vocals, public speaking, prep time, stage safety and stage combat. The event concluded with a showcase event.

Bryan Moore, director of theatre at Concordia, and Joy Johnson, director of forensics at Concordia, coordinated the event along with Concordia speech and theatre students.

“What an invaluable experience for high school students to have this opportunity to work one-on-one with a college student,” Johnson said. “The theatre and speech workshop was also rewarding for the college students, as they gained valuable experience leading sessions, critiquing interpretation exercises and encouraging high school students to challenge their acting abilities.”

Students attending from Seward High School included:

Makenna Aldrich

Taryn Brandl

Hailey Brown

Michaela Brown

Clarke Chandler

Cheyenne Cox

Lance Dybdal

Levi Dybdal

Bella Graves

Nolan Homp

Jenica Hulbert

Amanda Marcov

Kyler Nolan

Emma Orwen

Grace Orwen

Brodie Oshel

Taylor Rouse

Megan Runyan

Zach Vacha 

Concordia students assisting with the event included:

Kirsten Awe

Andrew Crist

Emily Kollbaum

Ben Leeper

Paul Nelson

Stephanie Shearer

Students attending from Mount Michael Benedictine included:

Cayden Cribbs

Leo McGrath

Joe Melia

Eric Zhang

Students attending from Pierce High School included:

Sam Halsey

Michael Hoctor

Ethen Kuether

Derek Ross

Matthew Williams

Trevor Zellmer

Students attending from Fillmore Central included:

Ben Baltzer

Turner Barbur

Brittany Kremer