Robert Elmore | Staff Writer
Robert Elmore is a senior Psychology major and double minor in GWMST with a distributive minor in Communication Studies and English.
Elmore wrote and directed an original play starring three BVU students: senior Shantel Lawrence, junior Dominique Daily, and junior Sahara Scott.
The play pulled together theories on gender identity, feminism, theatre, and queer theory into a culminating project that made each theory more understandable.
It is about four individuals that each had their own unique story told in a compelling way.
The dynamic delivery of the phenomenal cast brought relevant real life issues to the surface and left the audience thinking. Robert intends to recast the show and perform it in Chicago in hopes of spreading the messages of acceptance and respect.
“This show gave me a deep sense of satisfaction, for it is not a topic often discussed or written about. I am more than thrilled to have been a part of the cast for history in the making, and I can see this play touching many different stages in the future,” junior theatre major Sahara Scott said.
“This play will allow the BVU campus and Storm Lake community to broaden their sense of diversity. It will definitely make you self-reflect and help bring encouragement to people struggling with their gender identity and/or sexual orientation,” Daily said.
“I am glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone to star in this play. It was an eye opening experience that I will forever keep with me,” Lawrence said.
Michael Reed, a BVU freshman Communication Studies major said the following as well: “The play was very well written, and I really enjoyed how Robert wasn’t afraid to talk about this sort of topic. We need to have more people to speak out.”
The play is intended for mature audiences.