Trap Door Improv group holds first show Saturday
The Trap Door Improv comedy troupe will be having their first group comedy show at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Moore 102.
Co-leader Rebekah Trombley said she is excited about showing off what they have been working on and is looking forward to see some of last year’s understudy members shine as full on cast members.
“The first season of the show can bring a lot of worries just because we are starting up again for the first time,” Co-leader Joshua Schiefer said.
The senior from New Lothrop said some of his favorite games they will be doing are innuendo, blu ray and rap attack because they get the crowd going and audience involvement makes for a more entertaining show.
Trombley, a Jackson native, said the sound effect game is also a fan favorite because the group will pick a member from the audience kind of like the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”.
“We have games that we model from that show but we try and find ways to morph them into something better and more appealing. We find things we like and things we don’t like and we go from there,” Schiefer said.
Trombley said this year’s improv group has 10 members and the growth of Trap Door has evolved over time. It started on campus five years ago with just three members and has grown into something bigger and better.
Trombley said the group on campus used to be called the Saturday Night group because that is when they performed, but now their name is based on a prop that is in the room they rehearse at.
Schiefer got involved two years ago by going to workshops and meeting people in his improv class. He said he started going to shows and eventually worked up the courage to audition.
“We update our Facebook page often and if people want to get involved, just talk to us members and get to know us. We are a lot of fun,” Schiefer said.
Schiefer said the team is full of a lot of talent this year. He said that each member brings different aspects to the table whether it’s wit or physical comedy.
Being that Schiefer is one of the older members in the group, he said he feels he has become someone to look up to and rely on.
“We all have each other to build off and when we work together our different skills come out,” he said.
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