Aves gearing up to improvise


Uttkantha Sindhwani

Improv Seniors meet with Directors to discuss Improv games. Most Seniors in the cast have been with the program for two years. The Improv is one of the only two shows in the season that casts Freshmen.

Improv season has begun at SHS. Improv, or Improvisational Theatre, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. The Improv Aves are meeting for two hours twice every week to get in the gear for the Improv Show, which be held on Dec 15-16.
Compared to other years, this year’s Improv group has seen a significant increase in the number of participants. Directors Martha Carroll and Oliver Birckhead expressed that the figures are rather overwhelming. Both directors are working to find ways to effectively distribute workshop hours between participants to have sufficient practice for everyone before the show in December.

Although a major one, that is not the only thing that is different about Improv Aves this year.
“The biggest difference is the level of energy. In years past, we have had people who are very timid, especially people who are new to the program, about going out there and getting seen. It seems like this year, people are really enthusiastic about jumping in and going for it,” said Birckhead, Co-director of Improv Aves.
There seems to be a general aura of positivity and hope at workshops for a great season, and participants are looking forward to a good time spent and lessons learned. The Improv Show plays December 15-16 in the Little Theatre. Time and ticket prices will be announced at a later date. For more information on Improv Aves, click here.