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Theatre students devise inventive ‘Cardboard Stories’

Playfully stacking boxes with her 5-year-old at home inspired theatre director Amie Kisling to challenge her Lafayette High School students to design a sort of pandemic pantomime performance. The result is an entertaining nonverbal play called “Cardboard Stories: Thinking outside the Box,” which the group videotaped for online distribution. “You made a piece. You created it from nothing! You made a show that makes me laugh every time,” an exuberant Kisling told the cast during the final rehearsal. “We literally said ‘Build a fort,’ and this whole beautiful story came out of it.”

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