The Lee’s Summit North Theater Department wants you
Story by Maria Smith – C0-Editor-in-Chief
The Lee’s Summit North Theater department not only puts on plays and musicals they are also a club with a ton of activities and people who support one another. The club is getting a bit of a makeover this year. With a new teacher and a mission to recruit some new members, they are using this time to their advantage to change up how they work.
“Currently, one of our main focuses is preparing for next year’s season/activities. While we are also working hard on our Spring show, we’re trying to make our department bigger, more self-aware, more diverse/inclusive, and even more of a home environment,” Elaine Watson, senior, said.
They are still finding creative ways to meet and do some of their annual traditions despite the pandemic.
“It has been an adventure this year depending on if we’ve been virtual or in-person. We’ve had virtual events, such as our Tea Time social and Kahoot Party tri-social that we hosted with LSH and LSW. We’ve done a no-contact White Elephant gift exchange. We also completed our community service project, TOTSeat, in October where we collected canned goods for Lee’s Summit Social Services while still maintaining limited in-person contact,” William Palmer, theater teacher said.
There is one thing that the club wants you to know. That you are welcome no matter your experience level or the time of year.
“We accept anyone and everyone. There is truly a place for everyone here. Whether you want to be on stage or not. Boss people around or not. Have previous theatre knowledge or not. Our differences are what bring us together the most. Even if you can’t be a part of our family, we could use all that support we can get,” Watson said.
They meet the first Tuesday of every month and more information about the club is available on the theater website which is accessible from the LSN homepage. It is never too late in the year to meet a new group of friends so get out there and find your place.