Csenge Csicsek – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With the transition to online classes it is difficult for most clubs to plan activities for their students, but not for the LRHS theatre department.
Drama director Roxane Caravan has planned many fun enrichment and theatre related activities for her students and possibly for other Manatee County students.
Caravan wanted to give her students time to adjust to online school so she started by assigning only a few assignments for her students to do.
Caravan plans on creating a Schoology group called “The Green Room”, a safe virtual hangout where theatre students can interact with one another by watching uploaded videos from various teaching artists, theatre companies, alumni in show business, and fun videos and activities to keep the arts alive at LRHS.
“I am going to put all of my theatre students, Mustang Players, and students that participated in productions this year in the group to start; however, I am hoping to open it up to other students and teachers from other schools in Manatee County if they are interested in ‘hanging out’ in the Green Room,” said Caravan. “I would even like to invite Mustangs and teachers not involved in the theatre program at the Ranch to join as well.”
Caravan’s main goal with the Green Room is to create a safe space where students and staff can go and have fun while staying connected to the arts during this pandemic. She hopes it will make everyone feel less isolated and bring joy into their quarantine.
Senior McKenna Agnew is looking forward to the theatre activities that the Green Room will be offering.
“I’m very excited for what theatre has in store,” said Agnew. “It’s an amazing opportunity for Mustangs and teachers to be able to take their minds off the stress of the virus and isolation.”