"The performers took on commendably the challenge of speaking and acting as characters from the late 19th century, making the script seem simultaneously alien and familiar...

...[Decker & Swanson] constantly change in and out of costume to assume different roles. The versatility of the actors heighten the entertainment of the play."

Review of On The Verge by AJ Cassidy,
The Northern Iowan.

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On Creativity and the Arts

Posted by Ryan Michael Decker on Sunday, May 22, 2011,

     According to Webster's Dictionary, “creativity is artistic or intellectual inventiveness.”  The Encyclopedia Britannica elaborates that creativity is “the ability to make or otherwise bring into existence something new, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form.”

     Creativity can be witnessed in a vast array of disciplines.  Dr. Leslie Owen Wilson taught creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and developed m...

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