The Asheville Middle School Theatre program welcomed a special guest during club time on Monday, October 30th. Local comedian, Mondy Carter, volunteered to come and teach an improv class for the theatre club. Mondy is an improv actor; he has worked with many different groups and now works with the local “Lazoom” comedy bus tours in Asheville, as well as being part of an improv group called Reasonably Priced Babies.
He arrived with an array of games and activities for the students to do in order to warm up and get used to a more professional attitude towards acting. It was clear he is very knowledgable on the subject and not to mention rather hilarious! At many times he had the classroom full of laughter, all while the students gained a lot of focus and intention in their acting. The games included “What are you doing” as well as “bibbity bibbity bop” and a hand focus game. They taught the students to be confident in their stance and actions, and to be intentional with where their energy is directed. Thank you Mondy!!
Story by Olive Donochod