Stand Up for Downs, a non-profit organization that uses comedy to raise money for various causes and organizations within the DS community, recently selected Margaret Connors to be in the cast of the world’s first improvisation troupe made entirely of performers who have Down syndrome. A senior at Highland High School, Margaret auditioned with nearly 20 other young adults in March and is rehearsing at the Weathervane Playhouse in Akron.
The 10-member cast, called the “Improvaneers,” are pioneers in this groundbreaking program committed to teaching an important art form to help build communication, teamwork skills and increase self-confidence while cast members have fun in the process.
While at Highland, Margaret was a member of the Highland Marching Band and choir and participated in several musical theater performances. In addition, she attended the Medina County Career Center in the Culinary Arts program. She will work at Yours Truly Restaurant in Medina this summer and continues to explore career options. Margaret is the daughter of Michelle and Guy Connors of Granger Township and comes from a long line of proud Highland graduates.