By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Department of Music and Theatre provides different opportunities for students in the realms of performance, stage management, technical work and theatrical design. There are dramatic, musical and comedic shows produced by the department both for theatre and non-theatre major students. In the wake of Xavier’s fall show “The Last Five Years” and its next main-stage show “Godspell,” there are plenty of different theater subgroups on campus for individuals to see, particularly in the world of Xavier improv. Aside from the entirely student run theater group, Xavier Players, the improv groups at Xavier are the … Continue reading Showcase: Xavier improvisational comedy
By: Thomas Bell ~Guest Writer~ Xavier Players’ “Toolbox: Take 2” once again delighted audiences with a show that not even the actors knew was coming. Billed as “a new show every night,” seniors Brandon Martin and Will Clemens directed a cast of seven Xavier students in the improvisational comedy show that has become a Players fixture over the years. This incarnation of “Toolbox” was a bit different, however, as the cast strayed from traditional, short improv games to a long-form show with one central plot. Although the difficult performance style made a few scenes appear unnatural and forced, the actors … Continue reading “Toolbox: Take Two” a success
By: Patrick E. Phillips ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Xavier University’s resident improvisational comedy group, Don’t Tell Anna (DTA), has had to make a lot of adjustments due to available performance space over the past year. Despite its challenges, DTA is … Continue reading Don’t Tell Anna copes with space issues President Kyle Isaacs shares updates on the future of Xavier’s improv group
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