PORT HENRY - A group of student-actors from Moriah and Crown Point schools are training to deal with teen issues.
The North Country Teen Theatre Troupe and their families joined administrators from Moriah and Crown Point schools and Prevention Team staff for a dinner recently to kick off their efforts.
The troupe includes Moriah students Amanda Ida, Cole Gaddor, Colby Harvish, James King, Andrew King, Dylan Scozzafava and Jolene Pierce along with Crown Point's Brittani Boyle, Michael Gould and Drew Malone.
The traveled during spring break to Syracuse to hone their theatre skills with the Media Unit, while writing their first script and rehearsing their first play.
The actors will be authoring and performing productions in Essex County schools that address difficult choices around social issues which affect youth.
The group is directed by Darcey Hurlburt of the Substance Abuse Prevention Team and a co-founder of the Boquet River Theater Festival; Crystal Farrell, drama director at Crown Point Central School; and Melissa Reilly, drama director at Moriah High School.