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‘Stages of Change’ group makes debut

‘Stages of Change’ group makes debut
  • On September 29, 2020

By Julie Newell
Associate Editor

The new LCC performing arts group Stages of Change was scheduled to have its first online performance on Friday, Sept. 25. However, the group was unable to fix the technical issues for the live stream.

“One of our actors had low bandwidth and he kept cutting out of the scene and he could not get it fixed on Friday,” said LCC Performing Arts Coordinator Paige Dunckel.

Instead, Stages of Changed recorded the performance on WebEx and posted the video later on its Facebook page Saturday, Sept. 26.

Despite the issues, Dunckel said the performance went well.

“I think it went great,” Dunckel said. “I was so impressed with the students; their writing contributions to the show. They did an excellent job. The content is really impressive. I thought they did wonderful.”

The Stages of Change performance included short scenes and monologues written by LCC students and alumni on the theme of change.

There were seven pieces performed. They were:

  • “Hamster in a Cage,” written and performed by Keeley Robinson;
  • “Today I Changed …” written and performed by Carlos Lenz;
  • “Don’t Be a Maskhole,” written/directed/produced by Christopher Verhil and Tyler Frease and performed by Ben Guenther, Dillion Smith, Ian Van Camp, Kayla Henry and Maria McCarthy;
  • “Today I Changed …” written and performed by Keely Robinson;
  • “Message to Äje,” written and performed by Aiden Kakela;
  • “Dear Friend,” written/directed/performed by Keeley Robinson with Jamerra Cates;
  • “Be the Good,” written and performed by Christopher Verhil.

According to Dunckel, Stages of Change has plans for another performance in November.

“We don’t have the material, we don’t know what we’re going to do yet, but that’s our target deadline for our next Stages of Change performance,” Dunckel said.

The Stages of Change performance can be viewed on the Facebook page at

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