"Theatre Through Windows" combines service with improv performance
From Lee Friesland
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Undergraduates in Dr. Ozzie Abaye's Agriculture, Global Food Security and Health course through the School of Plant Environmental Sciences recently performed for residents of Commonwealth Senior living in Christiansburg. Students Rose Scannell, Mary Weeks, Sara Rheintgen, and Noreen Karam are tasked with a service learning project and have come under the mentor ship of Theatre Through Windows co-creators Courtney Surmanek and Stephen T. Licardi. Commonwealth's Activities Director, Corinne Shelor also helped create Theatre Through Windows as a source of engagement for seniors living in the center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Activies include sing-a-longs, poetry, charades and other interactive games while maintaining distance between the students and residents.