Southeast Missouri State University acting student Lindsay Prawitz is teaching a youth acting class for Southeast’s Theatre and Dance Academy this summer.
She is no stranger to this type of work, having previously taught Children’s Theatre, among other classes, for the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department.
Lindsay, of St. Joseph, Mo., says she has learned a lot from teaching youth and believes volunteering with children’s theatre will be a big part of her future. Doing so will allow her to help children grow as performers and travel with them every week to a new city.
When she is not working with youth, she is busy with her duties as president of University Players, Southeast’s theatre and dance student organization. Through her participation in University Players, Lindsay has been able to help present annual Cabarets at local restaurants and student-directed one-act plays, participate in University sponsored events such as Family Weekend and Homecoming, recruit for events for the Department of Theatre and Dance, and work at the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival.
Lindsay has performed in many productions at Southeast’s River Campus, including the recent “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “In the Boom Boom Room.” She had her first major role at Southeast in “The Children’s Hour” her sophomore year.
“Being in theatre is a very interesting time, and the family that has been built here
in our department is a very caring and open one, and I couldn’t have asked for better
people to spend these four years with,” she said.
After she graduates in the spring of 2012, Lindsay will travel to New York for internship opportunities that will allow her to see how some of the most prominent casting agencies work. She also plans to audition for summer and year-round work locally.
“Get involved,” Lindsay encourages future Southeast students. “There are so many opportunities to make a difference and have fun.”