Start your summer off with a laugh by watching a performance by Laughing Matters Jr. on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 pm. The performance will be on the stage in the Edge teen activity room and is open to all ages.
This improvisational comedy group offers comic sketches and games based on audience suggestions. They are an all-youth off shoot of the very popular Laughing Matters from Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy. Laughing Matters Jr. performs with humor that appeals to kids and adults alike, so bring your whole family to see these super talented comedians!
Check out these books about improv:
Operation Yes by Sara Holmes
In her first ever teaching job, Miss Loupe uses improvisational acting exercises with her sixth-grade students at an Air Force base school, and when she experiences a family tragedy, her previously skeptical class members use what they have learned to help her, her brother, and other wounded soldiers.
My Nights at the Improv by Jan Siebold
A freshman is afraid of taking risks at her new school, but as she secretly observes an improvisational theater class week after week, she begins to apply its principles to her own life.
The Ultimate Improv Book: a Complete Guide to Comedy Improvisation by Edward J. Nevraumont
A complete improvisation curriculum in twenty-four class-length units. This comprehensive resource who shows the who, what, when, why and how of comedy improvisation. Main topics: What is improv?; Improvisational skills; Structuring; Strategies; How to start your own improvisation team. Includes many games and exercises.