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Student improv troupe mouths off

Mouthing Off Improv TroupeFounded in 2016, mOUthing Off is a student-led improv troupe, with about 15 members. Some are practicing their Theatre major or minor, and others simply enjoy improvisation.

The group hosts comedy shows on campus, and is active off-campus, performing at Atlanta area events and volunteering with kids.

“On campus we do a lot, but it’s been awesome to branch into the community and see what the professional theatre community is like,” said mOUthing Off’s President Emily Schultz ’20, a Theatre minor. “We are also very lucky to have alumni who are out in the theatre world… They have been our main contacts for performing off-campus.”

MOUthing Off has partnered with Georgia’s Ensemble Theatre education programming, and spends one Saturday evening every other month with middle school and high school students teaching and practicing improv.

Emily Schultz

“It’s really funny to work with them, because they think that college students are these adults, but we go there and get inspiration and ideas from them as well,” said Schultz.

The group was also hired last semester to perform at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, where they wandered through the crowds, interacting and improvising with the festival-goers while in full costume and character.

They meet every Saturday morning, and “are always welcoming new students to join,” says Schultz.

mOUthing off at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival in March

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