Northwestern's Drama Ministries Ensemble to offer kids' theatre club

A woman on stage with two childrenElementary school kids are invited to participate in an after-school theatre club offered by Northwestern College every Wednesday in April.

Students in Northwestern’s Drama Ministries Ensemble (DME) will host the hourlong camp starting at 3:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. Kids in first through fifth grades will play theatre games and act out Bible stories. After-school snacks will be provided.

The camp is free and limited to 40 children. Pre-registration is required using the online form available at

According to Molly Wiebe Faber, an assistant professor of theatre at Northwestern, the DME students are leading the camp as a way to serve the community. “One of our students is an education major,” she says of her eight-member ensemble, “and a couple of our students were in Northwestern’s children’s play last fall and just really enjoyed that experience.”

In addition to staging Bible stories, campers will participate in theatre games—exercises that actors do to warm up their bodies, voices and imaginations before a performance.

“In theatre, you learn how to work together with people and how to be generous and collaborative,” Wiebe Faber says. “Theatre also teaches empathy. Those are skills and traits that are great to learn at any age.”

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Regarded as one of the best Christian college theatre programs in the country, Northwestern’s theatre department features a collaborative, excellence-oriented environment committed to helping students develop their creative gifts for service in God’s kingdom. Study with Northwestern’s award-winning faculty in the outstanding facilities of DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.