Improv Troupe Acts Out at Competition

The Busted Box, CJ’s student improv troupe, will perform live this Saturday, Nov. 1 as part of Alter High School’s Improv Competition.

The show begins at 7 p.m., the cost is $5, and the audience will choose a winner at the end of the night.

“Friday support the football team as they take on Alter, and on Saturday come to Alter to watch the Busted Box take on other improv troupes from around the Miami Valley!,” Caitlin Bennett encouraged students.

The second year drama teacher implemented the improv troupe for the first time a year ago after hearing interest from students. Busted Box holds weekly after-school practice sessions on Fridays in the auditorium. New students are always welcomed.

“The improv troupe was an idea I had after having conversations with students,” Bennett said in a feature published in the winter 2014 issue of Vision, CJ’s alumni magazine.

“I’m a regular improviser at The Black Box Improv Theatre in Dayton and I’ve shared that with my students. We’ve done improv games in rehearsals and the kids have had a lot of fun with it,” she said. Improv, short for improvisation, is a theatrical technique that typically incorporates comedy and live, unscripted action.

Since the group got its start, students have performed at venues such as the 2013 CJ Talent Show. The school also hosted a youth Improv Theatre camp for kids in the summer of 2013 in partnership with The Black Box Improv Theatre and under the supervision of Mrs. Bennett.

All community members are invited to see Busted Box perform this weekend. Come laugh, cheer, and applaud the Eagles to victory!

Student Performers On Stage this Weekend
Good luck to the following students who will compete on two separate teams at this weekend's competition:

  • Caitlin Erbacher '16
  • Colleen Wagoner '16
  • Paul Wittmann '18
  • NyJia Lott '16
  • Dominic Petry '16
  • Caroline Delaney '18
  • Lizzi Yeazel '16
  • David Marshall '15
  • Kevin Wagoner '15
  • Tabitha Jordan-Nichols '16
  • Jacob Troutwine '17