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Improv Team

Sarah Musselman

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The Improv team is a large group of young men and women who perform to entertain an audience and further expand their acting skills. They meet every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

A lot of the students bloom in the spotlight and enjoy the reactions they receive  from the audience.

“I love it,” senior Lee Storm said. “The audience usually receives us really really well which makes us excited, and it’s just really good back and forth energy.”

During the show, they have a section at the end called dance break. It’s a very good way for the performers to show off their dance skills and express themselves.

“I think my favorite part was the dance break,” Storm said. “I threw my crown into the crowd, and it was just great. It was a blur.”

Many people get stage fright when performing in front of a crowd. Each person has their own techniques for how to avoid freezing up onstage. “Just focus on what you’re doing and don’t worry about the audience,” freshman Austin Cox said. “It’s better to just worry about what you’re doing.”

Some of the students started acting at a young age, and others just started this year. The experienced performers are never afraid to share their experiences and knowledge with newcomers.

“Projection and articulation are very important,” junior Ryan Anderson said. “With projection you have to make sure the entire room can hear you.”

The improve team has been around at Stafford for a while.

‘I went to one of the shows when I was younger,” sophomore Thomas Newsome said. “I thought it seemed pretty fun, and now I’m working with sound.”

Whether you are preforming on stage or watching from the audience, improve shows provide tons of laughs all around.

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