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Young Actors Take Stage to Confront Major Issues


Bullying, Depression Tackled by UC, Proctor Students

Written By Dan Shanley '12, PR Intern

"Yellow Light Crossing" confronts problems teens face

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Utica, NY (04/26/2012)
- Utica College has teamed with the Renaissance City Theatre Institute, the Business Training Institute, and Proctor High School to raise the curtain on the struggles and triumphs facing young people today.  College students will partner with students from Proctor High School to perform "Yellow Light Crossing" on Wednesday, May 2, and Friday, May 4 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. in the Strebel Auditorium in Utica College’s Strebel Student Center.

Under the direction of Shannon Enders and Ann Carey, Renaissance City Theatre founders and UC adjunct professors of theatre, the play is a series of vignettes and stories that confront issues of bullying, discrimination and parental abandonment, as well as other triumphs, fears and dreams of young people. 

The program, sponsored in part through a New York State Education grant, will teach students how to use the stage to confront issues that have taken a toll on their own lives. 

“We want to humanize the stories they share, to create a space for them to share their fears and frustrations, and we want to give them an opportunity to have a dialogue with the community,” said Enders.

Admission to the production is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Shannon Enders at (315) 982-0439.