Where can a boy be himself?

LOL Theater, a place where I do improv comedy. A cute little theater that actually lies underneath the wedding dress store on the second floor. When you walk in, you are greeted by a staircase and a hallway. The staircase leads to the wedding dress store and the LegoLand storage room. But if you go down the hallway you are met by a ticket stand with another set of double doors. Behind THOSE doors is a small back wooden stage, in front of the stage is a large crowd of tables and chairs. A bar is at the back corner of the theater, walk left of the bar and you’ll reach the bathrooms and the entrance to backstage. The walls are a fine navy blue and the curtains are a dark red velvet color. In the backstage there is a lounge with a couch and an assortment of props, the other end of the backstage is a collection of boxes with clothes and wigs. At the way back of the theater is another set of stools with a bar for luxury. Funny enough, I’ve actually been in the back of the kitchen. In the bar section is a fountain with a collection of options for the drinks. A refrigerator for the food is right outside of the bar section with an ice cooler. A sink sits next to that with a collection of used cups just waiting to be washed.

The theater offers classes where you can learn how to do improv comedy! My father and I thought it would be fun to give it a swing. If you know me, you know I love to be over the top dramatic. I thought that if I could learn Improv, I could let all that drama out. I took the beginners class and I made the teacher actually laugh! Something I never thought I would be able to do! After a 10 week class, we got to do a show. We get to show off our skills in a performance that emulates a professional Improv show. I was nervous, I was worried of going too far, something I do often. The show began, and I got plenty of laughs, but I wasn’t sure if it was good or not. After the show, I was greeted by my loved ones adoring my comedy, but that’s normal since they’re my loved ones. What got me was when I got support and “Good jobs” from random strangers! That’s when I realized that my overdramaticness was actually able to be used for good! Something that I never experienced. From that day on I kept taking improv classes and learning how to use my drama for good.

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