Lions' Digest Winter Issue 03 2020

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WOMEN OF SPOON RIVER: A STATE

HIGH (COVID) PRODUCTION

BY RIJA SABEEH AND ELOISE DAYRAT

After months of auditions, Zoom

rehearsals, filming, and editing, the State

High Thespians are almost ready to release their

2020 fall/winter production. Unlike anything

they’ve done before, this year the troupe is

coming out with a movie: Women of Spoon River.

In being a series of monologues, the troupe

chose this project as it was a COVID-19 friendly

idea.

Thespians, much like any other extracurricular

group, has experienced difficulties in

maintaining community closeness on the same

level as pre-pandemic times. Delta senior Kyra

Muramoto explained that, “You really don’t get

the whole show bonding and stuff like that.”

Although not being in person takes away from

large scale community building, Thespians have

taken it upon themselves to find creative ways to

form ties between everyone.

“They’ve actually done a really good job with

that: We have something called mentor groups

where basically it’s led by a few seniors and then

people from all other grades. Basically you just

kind of answer weekly questions and you have

this set group of people that you can always

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