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Justin DePaolis-Metz started the theater program Spotlight on Youth. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Making a Scene: Music teacher starts theater company for teens

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FARGO – Growing up in Yankton, S.D., Justin DePaolis-Metz didn’t have the opportunity to participate in theater in middle school. He had to wait till high school.


“I did a lot of ensemble and backstage work, which really gave me an appreciation for teaching it,” he says.

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