Making You Tap Out - WITH LAUGHTER!
Homegrown Alaska Improv in Anchorage
The Anchorage-based improv troupe Mostly Melanin Arts (MMA) was formed in September 2017. Our ensemble includes artists of all kinds, including singers, dancers, rapper, poets, authors and stand-up comics. Onstage together, we put those skills together as a team, delighting in creating new worlds for audiences to enjoy.
MMA Improv players create scenes using a range of improvisation games, so you never know which ones we might play. These are the same kinds of games made popular by the U.S. TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?"(originally hosted by Drew Carey on ABC -- and later revived with host Aisha Tyler on The CW network.)
In fact, improvisational theater has been around for thousands of years. More recently, drama games have been used to train those in the theater -- from professional actors to young children. Many of the games we play in our shows are the same kinds that helped train some of the greatest comics and comedic/sketch actors of our time.
Our troupe, which formed in late 2017, has included Darryl Akins (founder), Jana Lage, Corinthia Rabb McCoy, Sonya Senkowsky, Dave Souza, Sunshine Mebane, and Briana Marie Thibodeaux (when she is not busy with offstage event management duties). Those onstage for any given show will vary based on availability. We also feature readings by a variety of local poets.
A project of the nonprofit theater group Obsidian Moon Entertainment,
a nonprofit theater organization dedicated to providing opportunities for local performers and onstage representation for people of color in Alaska.
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