8th Grade Theater Students Perform "Box" by Lindsay Price
8th grade theater students recently treated us to a performance of "Box," by Lindsay Price. This was the first performance in the Renda Black Box Theater (formerly Holley Hall) with the new seating installed!
"Box" is a vignette play (a collection of short scenes relating to a theme) about a group of middle school students who examine the "boxes" that we put ourselves in, or that are defined by others, addressing themes of identity, individuality, relationships, self-image, peer pressure, obedience, gossip, and safe space. "Sometimes we choose the way the world sees us. Black box - indestructible. Jewelry box - plain on the outside, shiny on the inside. Sometimes our box is defined by others - our parents, our friends, our enemies. A box built by others can feel small, confined, impossible. How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us because of our gender? Our race? From peer pressure? From parent pressure? Do we have to live with our box for the rest of our lives? Can we change?"