The South Delta Secondary Improv Team is hosting an evening of original student work next week at the school’s Equinox Theatre.
Yes, And: An Evening of Improvised Theatre and Original Student Creations will showcase what the team does as well as music, art and possibly some student-written monologues, says the team’s Brooke McCarthy.
McCarthy and fellow student Syrah Khan co-founded the team, which is now in its third year.
“We’re a really high energy group. We’ve worked really hard during this year to come together as a team and we feed off of each other really well,” says Khan.
She explains that improv is theatre without any sort of script or planning in advance.
The upcoming evening will include plenty of audience interaction.
“We want them to have fun,” says team member Terrence Nollan.
The team does competition improv and placed eighth out of 24 in the Canadian Improv Games regionals back in February.
Khan says the group gets good support from drama teacher Jennifer Harbott.
“We have a really amazing teacher who’s here to support us and she’s really helped us.”
"I am so proud of the SDSS Improv Team for their leadership in the fine and performing arts programs here at SDSS. It takes a lot of guts to perform improv and vulnerability to share your creations with the community," says Harbott. "I am thrilled that these stuents wanted to take the opportunity to share their gifts and learning with the community."
Yes, And: An Evening of Improvised Theatre and Original Student Creations is set for Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Equinox Theatre. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going towards helping next year’s SDSS Improv Team.