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Shepard improv group performs in Minneapolis

Members Shepard High School speech team Improv Army improvisational theater company stoutside Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Minneapolis. | Supplied Photo

Members of the Shepard High School speech team and Improv Army, the improvisational theater company, stand outside the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: December 12, 2012 6:03AM



Members of the speech team and improvisational theater company from Shepard High School traveled to Minneapolis, for a weekend of performance, sightseeing and fun. In other words: a dream weekend for a high school theater student.

Accompanied by teachers Eric Kallenborn and Jason Nisavic, more than 40 Shepard students participated in a musical improv workshop at Comedy Sportz. Later, they performed at the famed Brave New Workshop Theater, a Minneapolis institution since 1958.

“It was the second time that they let us perform on their stage with (BNW professionals), and it was a blast,” Kallenborn said.

The weekend in Minneapolis also included a team-building scavenger hunt at the Mall of America.

“The kids were fantastic,” Kallenborn said. “They connected with the (Minneapolis) kids they remembered and new friends.”

Brave New Workshop features a teen improv group of its own. Next May, the students will travel to the Chicago area to perform.

“We will hopefully have them play with us on our stage when they come to town in May for the Chicago Teen Comedy Festival,” Kallenborn said.

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