Improv troupe spotlights abilities, not disabilities

Improv troupe spotlights abilities, not disabilities

Peggy Schneider

Yvette Lucas, Leighton Williams, Steve Short, Anna Klobnak, and Mia Carretto flap their flippers wjile relating the tale of a misfit penguin, one of the sketches they perform as a part of a community service program in association with Horizon House.

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Peggy Schneider, IV Leader Columnist
April 30, 2015

    The touchy-feely moment might make schoolchildren squirm, but it would drive home an eye-opening message. Actress Leighton Williams was teaching actor Jacob Jakielski to “see” her as she saw him – through touch. Standing slightly behind Williams, Jakielski traced her cheeks. He called her beautiful. She invited him in for a kiss. Cue the squirming grade-school set. The message Williams – in her role as a blind woman – drove home was how she could perceive the world without one sense. An inability to see produced other abilities. As the skit ended, an appreciative sil... Read more »