One of the one-night only performances caught my eye as a wonderful opportunity for local high school students to act under the direction of a professional director and show their acting chops on a professional stage. It is a performance of Voices From the High School by Peter Dee.
Voices is a play that uncovers and then exposes on the stage the real-life attitudes, feelings, and issues that teen-age high schoolers face today. It reflects many of the joys and tough times of growing up. The play is told in short skits, interspersed with anecdotes given by characters without names, but who represent all high schoolers. Each of the short-in-time skit deals with a specific issue students are facing right this moment; whether being a new kid to a school, to working, to teen pregnancy, and plenty more.
See what the young actors in the cast had to say at DCMetroTheaterArts