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20 Mar

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Why I Said “Yes” to the Mount Twice

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Theatre at the Mount
Photo Credit: Kimberly Sheamon

A friend once told me that I would know what college I should go to the second I stepped on the campus. She was right. The first time I visited the Mount, I felt at home. I remember thinking on the tour, “I could live in Sakac,” “I’ll get Jazzman’s before every morning class,” and “I love small class sizes!”

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20 Feb

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Unscripted: Life in the MSMC Theatre Program

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W. Biersack in The Mystery Plays
William Biersack (left) and Joseph Mastando performing in The Mystery Plays, fall 2012.

In day to day life, everybody has their roles. Take the Mount, for instance; some people on campus can say “I am a student,” “I am a professor,” or “I am an athlete,” and everybody is defined by those roles.

One of the truly amazing things about being an actor is being able to say, “I am (blank).”

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08 Aug

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Improvisation: An Uncomfortably Close Experience

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The number one rule of improvisation is there are no rules.

This thought starts a rapid thumping of adrenaline pulsating through each cast member; they only have their imaginations to rely on. For anyone who has participated in theatre before, where there is a script, stage direction, and a feeling of comfort instilled in the actors, improvising is a daunting task. However, Mount Saint Mary College’s improv group, Improvocative, worked with Del Close and Charna Helpern’s Truth in Comedy book, which gave them the format to run their shows.

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