Posts Tagged ‘css theater’

Improv Night!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The English & Arts Club hosted an improv workshop with the help of Merry Vaughan and Sharon Dixon Obst. We started with some basics: never ask questions, don’t think too much, and never deny someone. The first warmup we did was to make sure we didn’t deny anyone. Someone would make a statement and the next person would say, “Yes and…”, to build off of their statement. This prevents us from saying, “No”, “but”, “although”, and other words that make it sound like we are saying the other person is wrong. This is important because the scene is NEVER going to go exactly the way you’d expect so you have to embrace other people’s ideas of where it’s going. Next, we tossed an invisible ball back and forth saying a word each time we caught it. This was to keep us from thinking too much. The goal is to pass the ball quickly so that you say the first word that comes to your mind instead of trying to think ahead. After this, we tried some games! We did a scene building game and played “Who’s coming to dinner?” Everyone was laughing and having a good time, even if we occasionally messed up by asking a question or disagreeing. To finish off the night, Merry and Sharon performed a game of “Triathalon” where Merry has to get Sharon to guess three very unusual scenarios without using any real words. One example was scuba diving in Maple Syrup with Justin Trudeau. It was a blast! They also mentioned a new improv club has started on campus and I might just have to check it out! 

The Show Must Go On

Friday, February 3rd, 2017



Thursday, December 8th, 2016

This semester I am working very diligently as the Stage Manager with the Theater. Scholastica is a wonderful place where anyone can get involved with choir, art, and theater! This production is a winter play so it counts as a spring course but a lot of work is required in the Fall. I am so thankful for my fine arts outlet. It truly keeps me even keeled and focused. No matter how stressful or tiring a day is I get to end it with my theater family.


London 2017!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Diary of Anne Frank

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Last night I saw my fabulous friends Nick, Shayna, and Abbi perform at the free showing of the Diary of Anne Frank on campus. I went with the English & Arts club as well as my Mentor Duluth mentee. The set was beautifully designed and the characters were great. All of the actors costumes changes were done on set, emphasizing the lack of privacy the characters experienced during their two years in hiding. It is very clear this production was well thought out to convey the reality of Anne Franks situation and to keep true to the people whose story they’re sharing. Great job Anne Frank cast and crew!