Open your mind and listen to the other side of the conversation.
If you are already pissed off, please note that we at the Lucky Puppy are not homophobic. Some of our best kids are gay. We oppose the politicization of the LBGT community. It’s not about Love it’s about Power. Political power to use to foist the Socialist/Leftist/Progressive/Communist agenda on America.
THE KID’S PERSPECTIVE
THE EXERCISE OF THIS POWER
As of 2016, the LGBT population of the U.S. by State varies an average of 3.8%. If you flip the script, would you oppose a 4% minority and their right to impose their veiwpoint on you. What group you may ask. For the sake of arguement let’s pick the KKK. Would you accept that the word “Nigger” be adopted as the common name for people of color? Furthermore, the terms Negro, Black and Afro-American be labeled as hate speech?
No, you wouldn’t allow this to happen.
In the U.S. military there are two ZERO tolerance policies:
There will be no unauthorized nuclear detonation.
The use of the word “fag” is forbidden.
Both acts will get you kicked out without any recourse or defense.
Rosie is in Rimprov this year. She invited me to come see.
So I did.
Rehearsed Improvisation (Rimprov) is exactly that. Improv that has been rehearsed. “That’s impossible”, you say? Nope. Rimprov is a method whereby the cast is given a premise, a setting or a story. They then improvise within that constraint. There is no script for each performance. Rehearsing the Improv then lets the actors refine how they will perform. Still not feeling it? Pick a sports team. They practice all week long for the game on Friday night. But when Friday comes the game has no script. They rimprov.
Rosie is a Junior at Odyssey High School. Parents were invited to come see what they do in their Rimprov class. Seating was very limited so only one parent could attend.
I showed up late because of a wonderfully spectacular car wreck.
When I got to the office I said, “I’m late for Improv” and they buzzed me through. When I got to the classroom the performance was already in progress. Myself and a couple of similarly slacker late parents huddled at the door. We were told to wait for a break in the action. When a break appeared I bolted through the door. Wrong. It wasn’t, it was a pause. I suddenly found myself on stage with the kids and a monster was mentioned so I growled. This startled the “Monster”. But hey, it’s improv.
I took a seat.
The rimpov in progress dealt with a diamond, a pineapple, cash and monster. The teacher Ms Lommen was the narrator and the students imroved the story as she read.
As the performance moved on we were presented with various skits that were funny, dramatic and very avant-guard.
Welcome to Improv!
Yea! Welcome aboard the Good Ship Improv! This high energy class is about using imagination to form and express thoughts, feelings, and characters.
The experience and knowledge that you gain from participating in improv class will enrich you in many unique ways. Some of the common benefits are:
Improved Public Speaking Skills.
Enhanced Acting Abilities.
Gained Comfort in Social Settings.
Refined Brainstorming Abilities.
Improved Listening and Observation Skills.
Enhanced Creative-Thinking Abilities.
Improved Decision-Making Skills.
Team Development Skills.
Thinking of placing your child at Odyssey? This was me six years ago. I’m very pleased with the results.