Improv 101: Second City holds workshops at WSCC
VICTORY TWP. — There’s more to improv theater than just comedy, as students in Jennifer Lundberg-Anders’ communications class learned Thursday at West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater.
Actors from the world-famous Second City comedy troupe taught the lesson — a special improv workshop titled “Imploided,” focusing on applying the skills and tools used in improv to job interviews — ahead of the group’s back-to-back performances of its “Best of Second City” showcase.
Lundberg-Anders said she wanted her students to learn useful lessons about the professional world in a stress-free environment.
“I wanted students to have an opportunity to interact with a renowned comedy troupe who’s talking about learning how to incorporate job interview skills but in a fun, light-hearted way,” Lundberg-Anders said.
“It’s about building a relationship,” actor Lilliana Winkworth told the students. “The person you’re interviewing with will notice that more than what’s on paper.”
Students broke into pairs to engage in conversations, directed by Winkworth and fellow Second City actor Jo Scott to move the conversation forward and to forge a connection through communication.
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