Why does Liam Chewning enjoy chewing the scenery?


Brandon Keeling

Liam Chewning, senior, in last year’s play Arsenic and Old Lace.

Maddie Kindig, Reporter

Liam Chewning, senior, has committed hours of his time to school theatre, but he does not plan on pursuing it after high school.

He originally started acting in seventh grade because his parents were always involved in theatre and they “talked me into it,” he said.

Since then, Chewning has accomplished many things in theatre such as directing the play “20,000 Leagues under the Sea.”

He received that direction opportunity simply by “raising his hand,” seeing that the director was chosen on a volunteer basis.

Although all his acting has been stage acting so far, he’s much more interested in film. In fact, he has written only one play, but an armada of screenplays.

He also won the school-wide Shakespeare competition last year and came in second at the Kansas City- branch competition.

Chewning has had some part in  the cast or production crew of 13 shows here and plans to be in more before the end of his senior year.

He loves theatre, but he doesn’t feel as if  theatre is something he’s meant to do for the rest of his life.

He has considered going into psychology, or perhaps writing basically “anything except for children’s books.”

“I plan to make a life plan…at some point,” he said.