CTT founder and director Jan Mandell empowers students to find their voices and the confidence to speak their minds. She states that power comes from having a statement and using that to impact the environment. For the students in the piece, the statement surrounded issues of identity and race. What is your statement? What message would you tell and how would you like to see it impact the environment and people around you? How do the performers use theatre to create something totally unique and different? What do you think would be most challenging about this form of art?

Create a performance based on an issue that is important to you. What different ways could you get this message out? How can your art and your message change people’s lives?