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(a children's theatre production)

UWL Theatre Celebrates the Perfectly Imperfect in Us All

The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present the original children’s play, Squiggles, written by the show’s ensemble:  Karen Dabney, Anna Halvorsen, Corinne Kaleta, Mason Laney and Ronald Mickle.  Squiggles centers on Sammy, who visits Squiggle Land, a world of imagination and celebration of uniqueness.  Sammy meets several marvelous characters that model how to embrace your differences, gain confidence in what you offer the world, and celebrate the perfectly imperfect in us all.

Squiggles was created by its ensemble of UWL Theatre students, through activities and exercises to create and explore characters and themes which might appeal to younger audiences.  It asks the question, “where do our different stories meet?”  The development process proposes the answer, “through connections forged once we are comfortable being our true selves.”  Sammy enters Squiggle Land and learns how to have fun among friends who demonstrate how being “real” leads to living authentic full lives.

Squiggles is being offered free of charge due to COVID-19.  Access to the performance video will begin March 29, 2021 with a link on the UW-La Crosse Theatre Arts webpage (  The performance link will be available for viewing March 29-April 16, 2021.

WHO:  UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
WHAT:  Squiggles (a children’s show)
WHERE: Video performance link at
WHEN: March 29-April 18, 2021
COST: Free

CAST/PLAYWRIGHTS: Anna Halvorsen, Corinne Kaleta, Mason Laney, Ronald Mickle
PRODUCTION TEAM:  Karen Dabney (Director), Carson Kreger (Stage Manager), Michelle Collyar (Costume Designer), Megan Morey (Scenic Designer/Technical Director), Camille Foss (Lighting Designer), Jay Ware (Sound Engineer), Katie Link (Props Designer), and Emily Ludewig (Sound Designer).


  • 1 p.m. Monday, March 29 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18




For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Krista Shulka at 608.785.6701 or


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