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By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW
On March 2 at 6:30 p.m., the Thingamajig Theatre’s kids playshop division — the Whatchamawhozits — are hosting an Improv Showcase at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
The kids are ages 7-12 and they will perform a younger version of “Who’s Line is it Anyway.”
With audience participation, the young actors will have to stay on their imaginative toes. Stories could evolve and go anywhere with the help of a suggestion from the audience or a surprise prop picked out, or sometimes the actors surprise each other with a new plot twist.
Improvisation games are played with different sets of rules that the actors have to (usually, humorously) tightrope over. And sometimes, just sometimes, they will grab an unsuspecting audience member out of the crowd to join them on stage.
This is the first round of improv classes for the Whatchamawhozits, who have been in class for seven weeks.
Tickets to the showcase are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Doors to the Center will open at 6 p.m. for the show.
Following the Improv Showcase, the next project for the Whatchamawhozits will be the summer camp held in July. Camp includes an amazing kid-decorated float for the Fourth of July parade, three weeks of professional instruction by Thingamajig’s summer stock actors, directors and choreographers, and a performance of a Disney musical, TBA.
If you have any questions about how to join the Whatchamawhozits troupe, e-mail Educational Director Laura Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.