Students bring laughs at improvisation show
'Rest of Protein Shake' offered a night of laughs for LSMSA students, by LSMSA students.
On Friday, Jan. 11, a group of students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) hosted an improvisational show titled “Rest of Protein Shake,” which was held in the school’s Center of Performance and Technology’s Black Box Theatre. The performance served as a final assignment for students in the “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Special Project.
During Special Projects Week, students were able to engage in topics outside of the normal curriculum, which ranged anywhere from practical life skills to specialized subjects in science, history, and fields of interest. In the “Whose Line is it Anyway?” class, students were able to learn different techniques and tricks for offering successful performances in improvisational skits.
The project was led by Instructor of Theatre Scott Theriot, who joined the LSMSA faculty last semester.
Students who performed in the show were: Arden Miller (’19), Caroline Koonce (’19), Sabrina Scott (’20), Kaitlyn Thompson (’20), Julia Johnson (’21), Sara Moore (’20), Lauren Mathews (’20), Madi Bolin (’19), Sydney Sorbet (’20), Christian Bouton (’20), Brynlee Daigle (’19), Annie Tyler (’19), Cynthia Russell (’19), and Ethan Pham (’20).
The students performed skits including ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ fan favorites such as “Let’s Make a Date,” “Props,” “Genres,” “Party Quirks” and “Scenes from a Hat.” Audience members were able to offer suggestions for skits before and throughout the course of the show.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.