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MCA’s Main reACTion – Auditions

September 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Calling all young actors!

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is holding auditions for our youth improv troupe, Main reACTion, on Saturday, September 24 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Academy Theatre at MCA.

This year Brittany Clipsham, who we all remember from MCA’s super awesome production of Junie B. Jones: The Musical JR., will lead the group and Ms. Brittany has all kinds of cool ideas.

For auditions on September 24th, come ready to imagine! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and pick a 30 second short story, poem, or other reading to perform. We will also have other options for readings available for actors if you are unsure what to bring!

Please bring a list of conflicts and commitments for Saturday afternoons from October to December so that we can plan classes around them.

Once classes start, we will get together two Saturdays a month from 2pm-4pm. Each class will cover different aspects of improvisation and story creation. We will learn about the five styles of improv that are used in competitions (Story, Theme, Character, Life, and Style). We will also learn about story arcs and how to use them while acting! Of course, there will be plenty of theatre games to help young actors think about stage space, reacting, saying “Yes, and…” within a scene, and developing a story with others. As the actors become more comfortable, we will also figure out what kind of actor you are! Whether you are Personality, Realistic, Chameleon, or a Creative actor. As each semester ends, we will prepare for performances! At the end of this first semester, Main ReACTion will perform at the MCA Free-for-All in January 2023.

We can’t wait to see all of you aspiring actors at audition!


September 24
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts – Valencia Arts Center
1164 Howard St
Winona, MN 55902 United States
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