TFAC’s Explore the Arts: ‘Improve your Improv!’ April 12

Published 6:02 pm Thursday, March 29, 2012

Darlene Cah will take participants on a creative journey of the imagination Thursday, April 12 at Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Mahler Room. Refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m., with the ‘Improv!’ Explore the Arts program starting at 7 p.m.
Cah encourages everyone to be in the moment, be silly and explore, discover and nurture their creative spirit with group improv games and exercises in a supportive and fun environment.
“Wear comfortable clothes and tune up your vocal cords because we’re going to be loud,” Cah said. “Actors, singers, writers, bank tellers, people who go grocery shopping… everyone can benefit from the lessons of spontaneity and positive thinking learned through improv.”
Cah has performed with several improv groups in New York City since the mid-90s until 2006, when she left for greener pastures (literally) in Columbus. She performed long-form and musical improv with Glue and Echoes Theatre Project at Gotham City Improv, as well as wrote and performed with various sketch comedy groups. She’s studied with Michael Gellman of Second City, Todd Stashwick and Jay Rhoderick of Burn Manhattan and Deb Rabbai of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, among others.
Jane O’Leary, managing director of Gotham City Improv, said, “Darlene has a fabulous creative ability. Her work is always clear, concise, comedic and original.”
If you want to further your improv skills, you can come to an improv class Saturday, April 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. at TFAC. The age group for the class is high school through adult, and there will be a small fee.
TFAC’s Explore the Arts is a series for adults and youth designed to pique your curiosity and creativity and to explore diversity in the arts. A modest admission is collected at the door. No reservations are necessary. For more information call 828-859-8322 or visit
– article submitted by Karen Dow

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