• Published December 6, 2022

    The Williamson County community was gifted with an encore performance of Oddly Puddle Is From Inner Space by Brentwood Middle School students on December 3.

    After several sold-out performances in November, Williamson County Schools’ Communications, Health Services, Student Support Services and Counseling departments worked together with BMS administration, BMS theater director Meredith Daniel and families to secure another performance intentionally inviting community organization members with similar missions as Oddly’s. Oddly Puddle is a non-verbal child with special needs who is finding his voice and place in a world that doesn’t always make sense. The play tells a message of how every person wants to be connected with others regardless of their abilities.

    “We wanted to invite community members and show them the message BMS students were portraying and how, as a district, WCS values all of our students and recognizes the importance of arts for student expression," said April Jackson, Assistant Director of Community Engagement. "Through the arts and other initiatives, we hope to collaborate with community organizations and engage with Williamson County residents. There are so many learning opportunities and life lessons WCS students can share with community members and vice versa."

    The cast members were honored and excited to do an encore performance.

    “My students literally screamed with excitement and were so proud when I told them WCS staff had asked for an additional performance because they felt the message was so powerful and needed to be seen by more people,” said Daniel. 

    Following the performance, those in attendance had an opportunity to attend a special meet-and-greet with the cast and crew. For additional information on community engagement opportunities in WCS, email Jackson.