Voices for Change

By: Jessica Griggs ~Staff Writer~

At the end of the week after some of the stress of housing and registration has been alleviated, the Xavier Players will be presenting “Voices for Change,” an eclectic show produced, directed and performed by Xavier students. Comprised of a variety of small pieces, many of which were written by Xavier students, Voices for Change aims to address issues of social justice ranging from roommate relationships to heavier topics including drug use and injustice in Third World countries.

“The ultimate goal of Voices is to raise awareness and to better ourselves, our community and our world,” sophomore Players Executive Producer Eric Minion said.

The show will especially strive to challenge the views of the audience with the pieces that will be performed.

Senior Sterling Shaw performs in one of the many social justice pieces
Senior Sterling Shaw performs in one of the many social justice pieces

Although the event is officially sponsored by Xavier Players, open auditions are held for Players’ shows. A variety of people have been involved in the process for Voices for Change. The performers vary from seasoned theater majors who are no strangers to the stage, to novices performing for the first time.

“It is a great group of driven people, all of whom have been working tirelessly to make this show a success. I could not be happier with the work they have done,” Minion said. “Voices for Change” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 27- 29 in the Studio Theatre of the Gallagher Student Center. An admission fee of $3 will be charged, and all proceeds will go to charitable causes.

As a whole, the Xavier Players seek to educate and serve the community by presenting works of high artistic quality, and Voices for Change plans to serve that mission statement. For additional information on Xavier Players, look for its Facebook page.