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Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble sheds light on social issues

March 11, 2011

Theatre at Loyola University New Orleans takes a LITE approach to heavy issues with a new interactive theatre group. The Loyola Department of Theatre Arts and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Ben Saypol have developed Loyola Interactive Theatre Ensemble, which uses scripted and improvisational theatre to promote dialogue and propose solutions to a variety of global socio-economic issues.

LITE will focus on the issues of class and classism, specifically differences in socio-economic status. Each performance consists of a scripted scene, an improvisational section where the audience has the opportunity to interact with the characters in the scene, and a facilitated dialogue where audience members discuss and analyze the issues that are being explored.

These LITE performances run March 24, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and March 27 at 2 p.m. in the Lower Depths Theater in the Communications/Music Complex. Admission is $5, with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.

LITE, in conjunction with the Loyola Office of Service Learning, will also work off campus with the students and staff at Lusher Charter School in creating an interactive theatre piece on the impact of technology on their school and community.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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