Ready to take your improv skills to the next level? If so, Main reACTion is for you! The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is seeking creative quick-thinkers (ages 8 to 18) to join the Main reACTion Improv Troupe for the remainder of the 2021–2022 school year. Main reACTion’s troupe rehearses monthly and performs at one to two locations/events per school semester.

During auditions, actors and actresses can expect to participate in a variety of improv games. Those auditioning should also bring a calendar with any vacation, known school year activities, or end-of-summer activities on it to note conflicts on the audition form. Troupe members will be selected based on their ability to think on their feet, stage presence, ability to work with others, and variety of ideas. There is no fee to audition, but troupe members will be asked to pay $60 to participate from January to May 2022, which covers all instruction for monthly rehearsals and a t-shirt.

Main ReACTion was established in June 2019 as an activity that was part of Artists on Main Street, a partnership between Winona Main Street, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and Springboard for the Arts with support from the Bush Foundation. Thanks to interest and success, the troupe will continue to provide a creative outlet to area youth and entertain community members of all ages. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will follow MCA’s COVID-19 Code of Conduct. If you have questions, email mca@smumn.edu or call 507-453-5500.

Auditions: Sunday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center (1164 W. 10th St., Winona, MN).

Age: 8 to 18 years old

Cost: $60

Sign up to audition HERE.

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