12/4/17 – This Wednesday is the deadline for those interested in submitting a writing for theatre production that seeks to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic. The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre is working with PAVE, People Against A Violent Environment and CARE, Community Awareness Recovery Environment. The theatre group recently received a grant from the newly established Dodge County Crime Prevention Funding Board to develop a performance that shines a spotlight on the heroin problem. The project is called “With One Voice: Letters from the Opioid Crises Zone” and will feature personal stories, experiences, and observations from area residents. The writings will ultimately be performed on stage as readings with musical interludes followed by a panel discussion with audience participation. The community theatre’s Annette Kamps says the submissions will not be judged based on their writing but rather the message contained. The writer can remain anonymous and interested individuals can dictate their message if they are not comfortable writing it themselves. The mission of the Crime Funding Board is to educate the public on opiates and their effects. The deadline again to submit essays, poems and other writings that will be dramatized by the theatre group is this Wednesday. The performances will be held January 26 and 27 at the Beaver Dam Community Theater located at 219 North Spring Street with all proceeds from ticket sales going to PAVE and CARE. To obtain a submission form visit www.bdact.org. For more information call 920-887-2093 or email Annette Kamps at [email protected] Submissions can be sent to the community theatre at PO Box 219 in Beaver Dam or emailed to [email protected]l.com.