Cricket City Improv holds auditions, adds 10 members

Jennifer Bussey, Staff Reporter

Jennifer Bussey | Staff Reporter

The student improv group on campus, Cricket City Improv, recently held auditions for their 2018 group.

The audition process consisted of improv games lead by current members and an exercise titled “Yes and” where students must continue a story sentence by sentence until one person is left standing. Unlike theater auditions, actors don’t have to prepare monologues or any material beforehand.

“We want to students to feel accepted, not daunted by the audition process,” Austin Roberts, a Cricket City Improv leader, said.

Fifteen students showed up to the audition, but only ten probation members were chosen. The number of members accepted depends on how much time it would take to train them. With a play in the works in the theater department, the students have to balance the play with the improv group.

Cricket City Improv is open to all students regardless of major or class status. Students who auditioned included some from majors outside of theater, like music, health and human performance, undeclared majors and more.

Students accepted into the Cricket City Improv Group are Ajha Farrow, Darren Smith, Elena Holt, Flint Morgan, Josh Purvis, LJ, Madison Shaw, Omar Hussein, Raquel Medrano and Sydnie Chambers.

They will be performing their first show of the season on Oct. 30 in the Black Box Theater from 8-10 p.m.  The show will consist of improvised skits and a costume contest. Tickets are $5.