Jennifer Weingart


After winning the rights in an online contest, Premier Arts in Elkhart is set to open this weekend on the first amateur production of Disney’s Newsies.

At the beginning of tech week the cast and crew are pulling together Newsies only a week after The Little Mermaid. They’ve only had the rights since March.


A conference taking place in South Bend in April is hoping to give participants a unique way to bring about social change.

Interaction Initiative Inc. is putting on the conference. It’s meant for people who want to find ways to use theatre and art to highlight issues dealing with social justice.

Taeyin ChoGlueck is one of the co-founders of Interaction Initiative. She said they want people to leave to conference with real ideas for change.