The art of Improv is a vital aspect of any performance art education. Commedia Dell’Arte is the long form improv that gave provides the roots of nearly all modern sketch, improv, and situational comedy we know today. Based in character and observational behavior the Varsity Improv troupe will explore narrative improv, long form scene creation, short form games.
The troupe will meet twice a week from 5-6 for rehearsal, 1 per month for a community/ home performance, and guide the department outreach performance each semester. Troupe participation will be audition only. The department outreach performance will open unfilled roles to the entire department. Returning seniors will have qualifying membership, 1st year seniors and all other CRTC members will audition.
Each year, during the audition rounds, qualified students may audition for one of 20 slots in the Varsity Improv Troupe. Auditions will be a two hour, senior run, round of Improv stories and games.