Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Spotlight On: Ka-Chick Improv!

This week, we are spotlighting a special event happening this Friday night after the 7pm performance of Secret in the Wings – Ka-Chick Improv! Ka-Chick is a group of high school students (mostly participants in the SPT youth program) who come together every summer to provide free improv entertainment. Their first show of 2010 is this Friday at 9pm at the Bathhouse.

Spearheaded by student Asher Jordan, the group was started in 2009. “I was going to be the captain of my high school improv team, and basically I wanted a chance to practice beforehand,” says Jordan. He organized the group, scheduled rehearsals (90 minutes twice a week), and asked SPT for a handful of late-night performance slots at the Bathhouse. The group had a wildly successful debut in the summer of 2009, and is back again for more.

Improv, for the uninitiated, is improvised theater – the actors make it up on the spot! Using suggestions from the audience, and a variety of games or story frameworks, improv actors create scenes and characters from scratch. Because of that, no two shows are the same – so don’t miss this one, because you’ll never get a chance to see it again!

Catch Ka-Chick impro this Friday, July 30th at 9pm – directly following the 7pm performance of Secret in the Wings. Ka-Chick’s improv shows are completely FREE!

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