Once again, we are calling all young actors, ages 8-18! MCA is holding auditions for our youth improv troupe, Main reACTion, on Saturday, January 7 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Recital Hall at MCA (1164 W. Howard Street, Winona). Our wonderful leader Brittany Clipsham, recently co-director of MCA’s popular production of Junie B. Jones: The Musical JR., will lead the group in fun and theatre education. There will be a performance opportunity in May out in the Winona community.

For Auditions on January 7th, actors 8-18 should come ready to imagine! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and pick a 30 second short story, poem, or other reading to perform. Please bring a list of conflicts and commitments for Saturday afternoons from January to May. We will also have other options for readings available for actors if you are unsure what to bring.

Once classes start, we will get together 2 Saturdays a month from around 2pm-4pm. Each class will cover different aspects of improvisation and story creation. We will learn about the five styles of improv that are used in competitions (Story; Theme; Character; Life; and Style). We will also learn about story arcs and how to use it while acting! Of course, there will be plenty of theatre games to help young actors think about stage space, reacting, saying “Yes, and…” within a scene, and developing a story with others. As the actors become more comfortable, we will also figure out what kind of actor you are! Whether you are Personality, Realistic, Chameleon, or a Creative actor. As each semester ends, we will prepare for a performance. There will be a performance opportunity in May out in the Winona community.

For more information call: 507-453-5500 or email: mca@smumn.edu