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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 4:00 PM

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Renaissance Main Stage

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - April 20 @ 5:30 pm

138 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, OH 44902 United States
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Celebrate mid-winter with THEATRE GAMES!

The Ren’s popular Improv Underground program returns! This creative and interactive workshop provides students ages 14-19 with a platform upon which to explore the creativity and power of improvisation and theatre games. Since its inception, Improv Underground has offered the opportunity for students to learn basic improv skills by participating in a collection of solo and group activities. Using an ever-growing set of improvisation activities and theatre games, this six-week offering provides activities which are designed to further promote self-confidence, improve communication skills, and have fun in a supportive environment. Students will be inspired by each other, develop stronger interpersonal and creative thinking skills—all while learning to appreciate the spontaneous nature of improvisation.

Class size is limited to 20, and requires a minimum of 6 participants. (Improv activity choices may be based upon number of registered participants. PARTICIPATION IN PREVIOUS SESSIONS IS NOT REQUIRED.)

This class meets at the Renaissance Theatre (138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44902) for six sessions: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12 and 4/19 from 4:00-5:30 PM. (NOTE: There is no class meeting on 3/29.) An “open mic” style performance, featuring class participants, will be held on Thursday, April 20th. The course is led by Dauphne Maloney, well-known throughout the area for her work with youth theatre.

About Dauphne Maloney

Renaissance Teaching Artist and Education Assistant Dauphne Maloney, well-known for her work with youth theatre in the North Central Ohio area, is a director, costume designer, educator and actor. She is the founder and director of the award-winning Mansfield Youth Theatre (MY Theatre); is youth theatre director at the Mansfield Branch of the Ohio State University; and served as the director of the Mansfield Playhouse Youth Theatre for more than 20 years. Dauphne has lived in the Mansfield area for most of her adult life, and has worked with numerous community, educational and arts organizations. She is Theatre Arts Instructor for Pioneer Career and Technology’s Performing Arts/Entertainment Marketing Program. In August of 2012, Dauphne was one of thirty teaching artists nationwide to participate in the four-day National Seminar for Teaching Artists, developed and hosted by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She and her late husband, Michael, have three children.

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Mechanics Bank Education Series
With Support from Sharon Granter in memory of her late husband Don



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