HSJI at the Lawrence County Fair

Students in the Multimedia class at the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University traveled to Bedford, Indiana, to tell stories about the Lawrence County 4-H Fair.

Click on the image below to view our interactive map with videos of six different stories from the fair.

Stories by Mallorey Daunhauer,Kate Fairman, Madeline Kinnarney, Neha Narayan,Cassie Reichert and Rithika Somasundaram.

Persuasion: An Invasion of Imagination

Hues of purple and yellow lighting take up the whole of the dark theatre, allowing the audience to imagine what might take place in the next two and a half hour. The set pieces depict an era that is not the current one, but instead the 19th century in posh towns of England. A single chandelier hangs from the ceiling, suddenly becoming the only source of light as the others dim, notifying the audience that the show is to start. Knees bounce. Coughs break the silence. Imaginations swirl with the unexpected as the anticipation builds, awaiting the first actor to make their mark on the nontraditional stage.  

“I was really excited whenever I found out the theatre was going to be black box because typically, those shows are way more emotional. I get more drawn into those types of shows …
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