Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Piper Dafforn, Comedy Sportz team captain and senior, and Comedy Sportz member and senior Austin Roberts make silly faces during an improv game. Both Dafforn and Roberts said Comedy Sportz has benefitted them in many ways.

Marvin Fan

January 24, 2019

Every week, Piper Dafforn, team captain of ComedySportz and senior, and other ComedySportz members can be found practicing improvisation in preparation for upcoming competitions. In these competitions, the team members compete with other high schools using audience suggestions and improvisation ...

Females of Peter and the StarCatcher: The February production features several females playing male roles, challenging the idea of a male-dominated theater

Junior Sophia Hughes and senior Jason Murray vocally rehearse in an act and scene of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Hughes will play the male role of Bill Slank.

Kassandra Darnell

January 25, 2018

Gender bending within theater has been a common practice since the ancient times and is mostly associated with roles written by William Shakespeare. Back then, having a typically female role played by a male actor only occurred because it was not seen as acceptable for women to act in any kind of pl...

ComedySportz team prepares for matches

Shawn Horrocks and Piper Dafforn, ComedySportz members and juniors, pretend to hold a puppy during a ComedySportz rehearsal. This exercise was part of a game designed to improve the team's ability to portray physicality.

Jessica Konrad

November 6, 2017

The ComedySportz team has begun to prepare for its matches in the spring. Members prepare by attending rehearsals after school on Fridays. During these rehearsals, professional ComedySportz actors lead the team in improv exercises and critique the team members’ individual performances. ComedySportz sponso...

ComedySportz team prepares for season

Allie Crawford, ComedySportz member and junior plays an improv game. In this game, team members took turn acting out various activities to improve their physicality.

Jessica Konrad

October 10, 2017

The ComedySportz team has recently begun to prepare for its upcoming season in the spring. The team meets after school on Fridays to practice improv games and improve their comedic skills. According to Piper Dafforn, ComedySportz member and junior, learning how to play these games is one of the mos...

ComedySportz team begins to prepare for upcoming season

During a ComedySportz improv workshop, potential team members play a rhyming game. After playing the games, veteran members evaluated their performances and decided which students would be a part of this year's team.

Jessica Konrad

September 20, 2017

Following the announcement of this year’s ComedySportz members, the ComedySportz team has begun to prepare for their upcoming season. The team will begin to practice after school on Fridays. This year’s team includes a larger number of new members than has been typical for ComedySportz, in prior ye...