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Improv Underground: Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM
April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Students will gain confidence, and develop stronger interpersonal skills through participation in theatre games and improvisation!
About This Event
The Renaissance Education Department announces that it will again present its Annual Improv Underground “Open Mic” night at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6.
This is a free performance that will take place at the Renaissance Theatre’s black-box venue, Theatre 166, located at 166 Park Avenue West. A free theatre improvisation performance, the show is open to the public, and will highlight skills learned by the Ren’s 2022 Improv Underground class participants. Improv Underground is a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series.
Class sessions offer high school and middle school students an outlet for their creativity and the opportunity to develop their stage presence. The fun and engaging course focuses on building basic improv skills through group activities and is open to all students between the ages of 14 and 19. Through participation in the class, students gain self-confidence, develop and improve communication skills, and have fun in a collaborative environment. The course is led by Renaissance Teaching Artist Dauphne Maloney, well-known throughout the area for her work with youth theatre.
Doors open at 6:30 PM for the Improv Underground performance, and no advance reservations are required for the event. For more information on this program or other Renaissance Education programs, contact the Education Department at 419-522-2726, ext. 212, or email Dauphne Maloney at: [email protected]
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.