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Build Week: Improving Ourselves Through Improvisation

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Build Week: Improving Ourselves Through Improvisation

As the kids arrived on Monday, they noticed a sign in the window: Long-View Micro School Improv Comedy Festival, 12:30 p.m., October 25th @ Fallout Theater.

Only a few had studied improv before, so the learners had a lot to learn before their Thursday show. The week began with a visit from professional improv comedians Jessica Arjet and Kim Roche, who drew three teachers’ names from a hat. Ms. Lyon (the Cookie Monster) was to host a talk show with special guest alien, Mr. Moore, famed for his love of eating. To understand each other, they needed a translator, Ms. Zapalac. The three teachers had planned nothing in advance, and were more than a little nervous as they took the stage and received their instructions, but by the end of the scene, the kids were in stitches, and ready to try it for themselves….

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