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S April 23, 2013 he Watchdog )> ARTS & FEATURES 7 BC Improvisational team invites new student actors Some performers do best thinking on theirfeet, find out how you can join them Yvonne Worden Arts & Features Editor During their meetings that take place every Friday from 1:30-3 p.m. in E-211, members of Bellevue College's improvisational troupe, Stone Tablet put their heads together to incorporate random variables for a seamless, fresh performance. Traditional theatrical performances block everything from movement around the stage to the articulation of dialogue. The appeal of an improvisational performance is observing 'unanticipated life.' Stone Tablet performed in fall quarter in the theatre arts department's production of "Directions," which was an accumulation of eight different student- written, directed and acted ten-minute plays. In winter quarter, Stone Tablet performed for the "Showcase night in BC's Carlson Theatre. They participated in the Kenney Center American College Theatre festival in BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS AT BELLEVUE UNIQUE BENEFITS LEARN MORE Tablet for a year and a half, explained that improv isn't all about being funny. "If you are new to improv, it's not all about comedy. Sometimes the most serious things are the funniest. You don't need to actively try to be funny; it's not the best way to go about it. Truth is the best kind of comedy," said Lacker. Those who thrive in improvised performance became successful by practicing thinking on their feet, building muscle memory and tryst among those in the troupe. Often, those skills exhibited in classical stage productions and improvised skits are different and require a different kind of performer. "Sometimes, the best improvisers aren't Above: Students embark on their improvised mission, a game incorporating character-building adjectives. Joe Givens/The Watchdog the best actors and the Sacramento, Calif. team leader of Stone Table, performers is crucial has improved my ability best actors aren't the best For many students, said that, "I think the successful improv, to listen and contribute in improvisers," said Lacker. performing on stage for hardest but most important "The heart of improv other group activities and BC students and a live audience is an lesson I received from is teamwork. Actively work," spectators are encouraged intimidating prospect, improv was failing and listening to your partners Those who have seen to attend open group Memorizing lines, singing being okay with failing, and .ready to support but Jet City Improv perform meetings on Friday to poorly and scrutiny by When you get past the not succumb, contribute in Seattle would report join the BC improv scene, those in the audience are fear of failing, you begin but not control." that the entertainment participate in improv just some of the inhibitors to make bold and stronger Pham went on to is hysterical and crazy, games and learn the basics of participating in theatre, performing choices." say that improv also has Michael Lacker, who has ofimprov. Vincent Pham, the Trusting fellow academic value. "lmprov been involved in Stone Entrepreneurship Finance General Business International Business All Classes Held at the Eastside Leadership Center (ELC), Bellevue 1 to 1 Mentorship Program Scholarships for Qualified Applicants Heidi Norbjerg Admissions Advisor, School of Business APPLY TODAY FOR AUTUMN START! Get Connected . 425.352.5000 I 1 )   () Earth Week is approaching Consider buying local at t-hd Farmer s marl00et Amanda Olson Staff Reporter BellevueCollege welcomes the fourth annual Farmers' Market to campus. On Tuesday, April 23, the market will be held in the Courtyard for any intrigued passers-by to check out. The event advertises the market at a chance to "Meet Your Farmer" at BC, and proudly presents local farmers, beekeepers, bakers and more! The event will feature Misty Mountain Honey, a group planted at home in the Cascade foothills in the heart of the fertile Snoqualmie .River Valley. Misty Mountain will have raw local honey, honey sticks and home-dipped and -molded beeswax candles. Fancy Free Bakery goods, which offers baked goods prepared in a dedicated gluten-free and peanut-free kitchen, with delicious dairy-free, soy- free, and optionally egg- free treats to choose from. Other local farmers will also be in attendence and to check out BC's raised garden beds located outside behind the green house. There will be booths, Food and Water Watch, and BC Sustainability speakers among other educating and appealing events and deals. Prospective buyers are encouraged to bring a reusable bag to the event. Emily Hsu/ The Watchdog An on-campus farmers' market provides an alluring opportunity for students, staff, faculty and visitors alike to engage in the system of production and distribution. "Food is something we all share and all need," Alex Clark, Communications Coordinator for BC's Sustainability Department, and "the system that feeds us is a highly destructive one." The market at BC "brings the world of local food and the abundance of our local agriculture" together, Clark explained "and sheds a spotlight on markets so our students can learn about the benefits of local food."