Beginning this week, AURA offers “Fundamentals of Improvisational Theater” for kids.
Plato said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Improv is the art of acting in the moment and saying “yes!” to whatever comes next. This class is offered to kids ages 8-14. Instead of traditional acting of reading a script, memorizing and rehearsals, kids are given scenarios to act within and encouraged to play.
Local actors Lauren Auverset and Elaine Kibodeaux will be teaching the classes. They begin Wednesday night and continue every Wednesday in October from 5:30 p.m. for approximately one hour.
“Improv is more than the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?” says Kibodeaux. “Improv teaches actors how to develop a character, and our students will learn how to create clean and believable characters without using a script.”
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.