Ready to take your improv skills to the next level? If so, Main reACTion is for you!
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is seeking creative quick thinkers to form the Main reACTion Improv Troupe for the 2019–2020 school year. Main reACTion’s school-year troupe will perform at one or two locations and events per month. Performances will take place during the second annual Shutdown Third Street, the November Second Saturday at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and more. Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center (1164 West 10th Street).
During auditions, actors and actresses can expect to participate in a variety of improv games. Those auditioning should also bring a calendar with any vacation, known school-year activities, or end-of-summer activities to note conflicts on the audition form. Ten to 15 troupe members will be selected based on their stage presence, variety of ideas, ability to think on their feet and make quick decisions, and ability to work with others. There is no fee to audition, but troupe members will be asked to pay $110 to participate for August 2019 through May 2020, which covers all instruction for monthly rehearsals and a T-shirt.
Main ReACTion was established in June 2019 as part of Artists on Main Street, a partnership between Winona Main Street, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and Springboard for the Arts, with support from the Bush Foundation. Thanks to the interest and success of the troupe, it will continue to provide a creative outlet to area youth and entertain community members of all ages.
MCA, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit mca.smumn.edu, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 507-453-5500.
About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,600 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its schools of graduate and professional programs, based in Minneapolis, Minn., but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at smumn.edu.