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Jockeys of Comedy prepare for winter performance

The Jockeys of Comedy play a game to improve their improv skills. It involves troupe members stopping a sketch at various points,  one member taking another's position, then resuming with a new scenario.

Grant Erickson, Podcast Reporter

November 30, 2018

The improv troupe known as the Jockeys of Comedy are working hard to prepare for their holiday season performances. Improvisational comedy comes in two main forms: short form and long form. Short form typically consists of actors performing short skits based on a certain theme, as well as suggesti...

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

The young actors and actresses perform their sketch on stage in the auditorium.

Aaron Yang, Online Editor

December 5, 2016

In only its first year, the Stillwater Improv Troupe has shined their light on many students throughout the year. Now that this year has started, the Stillwater Improv Troupe is looking forward to perform again, and be even more successful. While the actors and actresses perform, they will be ab...

Importance in theater rises above actors onstage

“The 39 Steps” was put on at Stillwater Junior High School Nov. 17-19. The play used little set decoration to aide in the performance “It allowed more opportunities for the actors to convey a comedic tone without relying on a set and props,” Larkins says.

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

"All human happiness or misery takes the form of action," Greek philosopher Aristotle said in his famous Poetics. The ability to represent the thoughts and feelings of beings other than oneself in nothing but outward actions is a craft that few completely master. The importance of theater rises...

Theater brings laughs to the holidays

Sadow with his extensive background in theater tells the students what the exercises are doing to help them.

Alex Scharz, Distribution Reporter

November 15, 2015

The theater department has two new additions, a new director and a new holiday tradition. Theater director Grif Sadow is new to this year and he has a new show coming at the beginning of Dec. Holiday Comedy Show. Improvisation is not part of the theater department or it was not until Grif Sadow...

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