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Lane Community College
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
LCC theatre students create new company addressing suicide prevention

LCC student actor Ashley Johansson

EUGENE, ORE. – The Student Production Association of Lane Community College and Curtain Call For All Suicide Awareness Theatre present “Lighting the Darkness: Stories of Suicide and Carrying On,” a collection of shorts about suicide and finding the light that remains. Performances are Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m., all in the Blue Door Theatre, Building 6, LCC main campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene.

Curtain Call For All is a young organization that was created by theatre students from Lane Community College to help give a voice to those that have been affected by suicide. It is CCFA’s hope to promote successful strategies to increase awareness and positive communication about suicide loss and survival through performing arts.

“Lighting the Darkness: Stories of Suicide and Carrying On” is a collection of shorts about suicide and finding the light that remains. The event will include sound healing and guided meditation to help process the emotions of the evening.

“Aurora” by Ramon Esquivel and directed by Aaron Michael Smart is a beautiful story of invoking the spirit of a loved one that died from suicide and being given permission to move on.

“Always Light a Candle” by Dorothy Velasco and directed by Erica Towe is a touching tale of a woman grieving the loss of her husband who died from suicide and the process that brings her healing.

“The Bottom of the Hill” by William James Ford and directed by Haley Raye, is about the loss of a parent to suicide and the lifelong struggles that can result.

A silent auction of wonderful items generously donated by community supporters will take place during the event. Additionally, artwork inspired by the topic of suicide on loan from local artists will be on display.

Tickets are free and available at the door. Donations will be accepted for production expenses and to help fund future production.

For more information:

  • Curtain Call for All —
  • Student Production Association —
  • William Ford, CCFA Executive director — or 541-337-5425

For accommodations to attend this event, contact the Center for Accessible Resources at 541-463-5150 (voice), 711 (relay), or email one week in advance.

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Joan Aschim, PIO


(541) 463-5591

Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.