Shepard improv theater company performs in Minneapolis
Members of the speech team and improvisational theater company from Shepard High School traveled to Minneapolis for a weekend of performance, site seeing, and
fun. In other words, a dream weekend for a high school theater student.
Accompanied by teachers Eric Kallenborn and Jason Nisavic, more than 40 Shepard students participated in a musical improv workshop at Comedy Sportz. Later, they would perform at the famed Brave New Workshop Theater , a Minneapolis institution since 1958.
“It was the second time that they let us perform on their stage with (BNW professionals), and it was a blast,” Kallenborn said.
The weekend in Minneapolis also included a team-building scavenger hunt at the Mall of America.
“The kids were fantastic. They connected with the (Minneapolis) kids they remembered and new friends,” Kallenborn said.
Brave New Workshop features a teen improv group of its own. Next May, they’ll travel to the Chicago area to perform.
“We will hopefully have them play with us on our stage when they come to town in May for the Chicago Teen Comedy Festival,” Kallenborn said.