Dramatic arts teacher Amy Perras provides engaging experiences for her students through her outside of the box thinking. One part of her curriculum that provides this type of learning is her improv unit in Dramatic Arts. Amy’s goal was to give the seniors memories from Oak Lawn and to give the students the experience of performing in front of a live audience, a missing link in many performance classes. On Thursday, April 27, 2017, her dramatic arts class performed improv skits in front of a live audience made up of various classes who were lucky to have this enrichment as part of their school day. Audience members reflected on the skits, commenting that the skits seemed scripted, they liked that the audience participated on the stage, they loved that the students were in charge of the show, and that the rapper, Caesar the Great, was cool.
Dramatic Arts students are offering Improv workshops all week during Spartan Plus.
Photograph: "The Breakfast Club" students Izeaha Morales, Vanessa Madrigal, and Joshua Cash pulled books from the audience to drive a scene in their improv skit.