Upcoming & Current Productions
Saturday Morning Launch 2013 Showcase!
Friday, May 17th
Doors Open 5pm
Check out our most advanced improv troupe performing live, and screening out favorite sketches of the year. The troupe consists of 4 young actors: Neeve, Gillian, Sarah, and Delaney, as well as 3 professional actors: Michael, Chantal, and Claire. Learn more about them here.
Convergence Theatre Lab
1819 N Quaker Ln. Alexandria, VA
For all ages, and open to the public!
More about Saturday Morning Launch (SML):
Auditions for SML 2012-2013 were held last fall. We currently not seeking new troupe members (mentors, or students). Stay tuned for Fall 2013 auditions.
More sketches coming soon...
SML is Saturday Night Live meets Saturday morning cartoons. A collaborative, improv-based production process. A troupe of young artists and professional actor/writers work with with a Director to create at least 3 sketch comedy webisodes (among additional opportunities and ideas that the troupe decides to pursue).
Semester 1 (fall): Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. The troupe meets once per week to hone their improv/comedy skills and become a real improv troupe.
Semester 2 (winter/spring): Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm, and Sundays from 4-6pm. The troupe meets twice per week. Thursdays to focus on acting technique, and Sundays to focus on sketch writing. Every few weeks the troupe films the next webisode during this rehearsal time. The webisode is edited and released the following Saturday morning. The troupe also holds a live performance at the end of the winter/spring semester, and additional live performances if the opportunities arise.
"The young artists I worked with were the most surprising team. I had no idea our work would be so groundbreaking." -Ami, Teaching Artist
"You can't just go outside the box. Go 20 miles away from the box!" -Casarra, 14- Student
"I learned to really listen." -Ben, 12- Student
"My favorite thing about rehearsals is that we learn to put the group first." -Cale, Teaching Assisstant
"I learned to go with the flow, and not be nervous about what other people think of me." -Molly, 9- Student
"I feel most confident when during improv... or on a moon bounce." -Aja, 11- Student
"The teen troupe project is really helping my daughter discover her own power. That's what I want for her." -Jennifer
"Since my debate club students took a Wobble Rocket class, they've become much more effective communicators. They are able to turn the debate around by thinking of their opponent as their scene partner. They listen carefully, and build directly on what is said. It's a very positive, growth-oriented approach." -Barb
"The evaluation my teenager received at the end of class was extremely insightful and helpful. It let me know that his decision to continue classes is going to be a very positive thing for him. I look forward to next session!" -Pam
"My girls learn more faster, because they stay focused, accept and build on the directions, and make brave, experimental choices." -Barb