The Peanut Gallery
Bringing laughter to the community!
Our new teen improv troupe, The Peanut Gallery, began in Spring 2019 to great success. We’re excited to keep it going!
Improv is a fun, fast-paced art form that requires the actor to think outside of the box. It demands focus, a willingness to listen and engage, and tells a story without the safety net of a script.
Troupe members explore and develop their improv, storytelling, acting, and teamwork skills in a safe, supportive environment. They work on acting exercises, short-form improv games, as well as long-form improv activities.
Our Education & Outreach Department introduced The Peanut Gallery as a way to create additional performance opportunities for teens. The long-term goal is for this group to be ambassadors of the theatre and bring laughter to the community.
Don’t miss their upcoming performances on the Pinkerton stage Aug. 19 and Nov. 10.
Interested in being a part of it?
Join us for our next round of auditions on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m.
The troupe will meet once a week for 9 weeks to explore popular improv games, techniques and concepts in a fun, fast-paced environment. No experience required. Troupe rehearsals will culminate in a ticketed performance on our Pinkerton Stage, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Rehearsals: Saturdays, Aug. 31-Nov. 9, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Improv Troupe Director
Luke Manual McFatrich
Instructor/Digital Development Associate
Luke is an actor, singer, writer, director, and educator originally from Little Rock, AR. He graduated with his B.B.A. in Marketing and minor in Theatre at Mississippi State University, and is currently an M.B.A. student at the University of Central Arkansas. In addition to performing, Luke also loves sharing his love of theatre with kids, having founded Plays for a Purpose (a charity-help organization) in Central Arkansas and The Basket Cases, where he has been a writer for all original works to date.