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Every improv show cast member had a seat on the Little Theaters stage. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

“WHAT?!”: another improv show?

Alejandro Hernandez March 17, 2023

Third student improv show of the year was held in the Little Theater From 7:05 to 8:45 p.m. March 17 in the VHS Little Theater, 16 students performed at the first “WHAT?!” improv troupe spring show....

“What? Improv Troupe” performers Quinn McMurty ’24 (far-left) and Sinthia Cardenas ’23 (far-right) point imaginary guns at each other as a part of the “Storyline” game. Photo by: Nicklaus Shelton

VHS Theater Department presents “What? Improv Troupe” in the VHS Little Theater

Alejandro Hernandez and Nicklaus Shelton December 3, 2022

The improvised show allowed actors to perform unscripted “What? Improv Troupe,” also known as the Ventura High School Improv Show, took place between 7:05 and 8:37 p.m. Dec. 2 in the VHS Little Theater....

During the bows, all the students took a moment to thank the crew and show director, Stefoni Rossiter.  Photo by: Greta Pankratz

The winter showcase returns in-person

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz March 2, 2022

 VHS drama department highlights standout performances of the year in the annual winter showcase The annual Winter Showcase took place on Fri., Feb. 4, and Sat., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. It was led by Stefoni...

Duque, 11th grade(front), Roark, 12th grade (middle) and Chavez, 12th grade (back) play Revolving Monologue where the prompt was It happened at the circus. Photo by: Adi De Clerck.

“What?” was the deal with the improv show?

Olive Kranzler October 8, 2021

Early this school year, the improv show was the first live drama production at VHS since before COVID Over the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2, the VHS “What?” Improv Troupe put on an “awesome” show according...

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Say What?: Improv Troupe presents their first show

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers October 26, 2019

After enduring fierce auditions, this year’s improv cast proves they’ve got what it takes On Saturday Oct. 18, a talented group of students known as the What? Improv Troupe debuted at the Backstage...

Susan Adamich, librarian at VHS, explained that she participates in these types of shows because she just likes to act silly. Photo by: Saida Delgadillo

Cougars and staff showcase their comedic talent at Faculty Fun-Raiser

Saida Delgadillo and Tanya Turchyn December 13, 2018

On Friday, Dec. 7, faculty and a select few students of Ventura High School came to the stage to perform the annual Improv “Faculty Fun-Raiser,” displaying their comedic talents through different games...

Senior Omar Al Bawab, sophomore Jaidyn Sellers, and senior Sam Coats performing a game named Three-Peat together on stage. Photo by: Sarah Clench

Meeting the newcomers of this year’s improv troupe

Summer Yovanno and Tanya Turchyn October 17, 2018

Ventura High School’s 2018-2019 Improvisation Troupe had their first shows of the year on Oct. 12 and 13. The VHS Theater Department proudly presented “The Fall 2018 Backstage Café” on the VHS Mainstage...

Tallent commented, “I’m excited to see what kind of dynamic comes from this troupe. There’s a huge variety of humor in the people that got on; it should be really fun.” Photo by: Avenlea Russian

Not only “What?” but “Who?”: The 2018-19 Improv Troupe

Avenlea Russian September 25, 2018

Ventura High School’s “What?” Improv Troupe tryouts were held Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30. The tryouts were open and held in Stefoni Rossiter’s classroom (room 314),...

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