Albany, NY: On Sunday, June 7th the two youth troupes of the Mop and Bucket Co. improv theatre company will make their premier public performance at the Steamer 10 Theatre in Albany at 4 pm. The show will open with The Broom and Vacuum Company, comprised of mostly 11 and 12 year-olds. That’s So Random, the company’s resident upper middle and high school group, will follow. The show will conclude at 5:30 pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds from the tickets will go towards Steamer 10’s Capital Campaign to renovate its historic architecture.
This performance is a culmination of months of rehearsal in which students worked on the fundamentals of improv: listening, cooperation, and creative risk taking. Youth Group director Kendle Butterworth notes that these are not only theatre skills but foundational principles of education: “Improv teaches the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, and creativity that many schools advocate for but struggle to incorporate in the daily academic curriculum,” Butterworth said. For information about the troupe, please call 577-6726 or email email@example.com.
Mopco created the youth division this spring as a natural extension of their resident improv company, which performs weekly at Proctor’s and regularly around the Capital Region. The group also offers improv classes for adults, and will resume youth classes in the fall. Info on the web at www.mopco.org.
For ticket information for the upcoming youth performance, please contact the Steamer 10 Theatre, (518) 438-5503, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at www.steamer10theatre.org.