MCC Presents Studio on Stage XX in Overbook Theater on April 26

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MCC’s Center for Theater presents Studio on Stage XX on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Overbrook Theater. The much-anticipated annual event is free and open to the public.

Now in its 20th year, the College’s Studio on Stage provides performing arts students in theater courses the opportunity to bring their work from the classroom to the stage.

“In preparing for this performance the students have experienced improvisation techniques, verbal and nonverbal communication, and self-expression through body, voice, and collaboration techniques,” explained Center for Theater Director Sheila Kulp Wahamaki. “They are now ready to expand their performing abilities.”

Her Acting II class students have focused on duo scenes from such plays as Almost Maine, Butterflies Are Free, It’s Not You It’s Me, Misadventure, and Sparks in the Park. Performing students are: Lynsie Brandenburg, Noah Cross, Deshay Holmes, Richard Inbody, Tyler Lee, Alexx Lohman, Aubree Mitchell, Omega Osband, Jennifer Pelham, and Kristian Wachter.

The Improvisation for Actors course, taught by Instructor Tom Harryman, will fill the evening with a variety of interactive games and performances. Improv students are: Alexis Andersen, Robin Carpenter, Cole Halterman, Nicholas Horrisberger, Isaac Hunter, Neil Kuharevicz, Brandon Lemieux, Omega Osband, Ashley Poling, Joshua Powles, Madisen Schuppe, Kelly Stone, Tammy Tolar, Molly Veenstra, and Brody Yarian.

“There will also be a surprise guest appearance you will want to see,” added Wahamaki.

For more information, contact the Arts and Humanities Department at (231) 777-0324 or email