Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In the Wings: One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show. Meet Andrew Martin.

For the first time in more than five years, One Size Fits All has been holding summer workshops to teach improvisation skills and performance techniques including pantomime, gibberish, characterization and scene work.

Now after several weeks of work, the students are prepared for their graduation – a full-format improv show at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Andrew Martin is one of those students.

Question: When you aren't doing improv, what do you do?
Andrew: I'm going to be a freshman at Purdue.

Q: What was your first exposure to One Size Fits All?
A.M.: I see things in the newspaper and I used to do plays with Sarah Devaney, a current One Size Fits All player.

Q: Why did you take the workshop?
A.M.: I've played some games like these and so it's always interested me.

Q: What is your favorite game?
A.M.: Sideline Sermon.

Q: What is something surprising you've learned during the workshop?
A.M.: The whole idea of not planning ahead, just playing in the moment.

Q: What makes you laugh?
A.M.: Old episodes of The Simpsons, from back in the 1990s: the Golden Age of the show.

Q: What question are you glad wasn't asked?
A.M.: What is the square root of 1,000?

The One Size Fits All summer workshop graduation show takes place 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. It will be held at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, on the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be ordered in advance by calling 765-423-7529. All proceeds go to Civic Theatre. The show is fun for people of all ages.

To learn more about One Size Fits All, visit the group's website or Facebook fan page.

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