The new Improv Club has been made official at Lewis and Clark Community College.
All L&C students are welcome to join the improv club. If any student has questions about joining or would like to join, they can either email Elizabeth Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up to their meetings. Their meetings will be held every first and third Thursday of the month from 3-4 p.m. in BA 3410.
“Our club became an inkling while sitting in psychology, and after talking it over, Kyle Costanzo and I realized that improv skills were something that a lot of people could benefit from,” said improv club founder Elizabeth Vogel.
This club was created for the purpose of teaching students about the art of improvisation and public speaking skill while also allowing them a fun activity to do on campus.
Vogel continued, “And since there was no way to get involved with improv, we decided we should start our own club. We hope that this club will not only add a bit of fun and humor to the normal routine of college life, as well as helping ourselves and others improve public speaking skills, become better listeners, and learn more about ourselves.”
The clubs guide in their learning of the art of improvisation will be DeAnna Massie who is a professional at improv. Massie is an actor, improviser, and comedian who has worked for nearly 20 years as a performer, coach, and corporate trainer.
Trained at Second City and PaperSlip Theater, Massie has toured the United States as a performer and been featured at national conferences as a presenter and researcher focusing on improvisation and humor as a tool for professionals.
A native of New Orleans, DeAnna has performed all around the United States.
“My hope is that I can always help my students stay engaged and interested in learning and improving,” said L&C Assistant Professor DeAnna Massie.