Why did we do this?

Straight Up of Ventura County expressed a desire to have experienced theatre students lead exercises that will encourage participants to be more open and social about pressing social and personal issues. Our workshops intended to do just that as well as help participants build better social skills and confidence.

As artists, it is a natural duty to use our talents and passions to make a positive influence on the community and the world. We believe theatre can change peoples lives for the better, making them more personable, sympathetic, empathetic, and socially conscious. The more people we can show theatre to as a tool for positive personal change, the more people will be willing to make a positive influence on the lives of others.