Making it up
A VICTORIA Park actor has forgoed traditional theatre and is preparing to jump on stage to entertain audiences using only improvisation as part of the Fringe World Festival.
VICTORIA Park actor Alice Ryder will take to the stage this month in the WA premiere of MOYO, an improvised show inspired by the attending audiences’ stories.
Ryder has played with improvisation and musical theatre for several years, performing with Playgroup and at Just Improvise’s Improv Club.
A lover of storytelling, Ryder found common ground with her fellow Playgroup performers and said MOYO gave her an opportunity to share her passion with an audience.
“Stories from the audience are twisted and woven togeth- er to create a grand narrative and reveal what makes us human,” Ryder said.
“The audience share snippets and stories from their lives which are expanded, explored and exploded through short scenes or stories that are made up on the spot.”
But while MOYO relies on audience participation, Ryder joked audience members would not need to worry about being pulled on stage.
MOYO director Cass Rowles said the show also provided entertainment to a wider audience.
“The final show on Febru- ary 13 will also be interpreted into Australian sign language as there seems to be a real lack of theatre options available to audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing,” Rowles said.
“We want to include everyone in MOYO.”
The MOYO performance troupe: Aden Date, Jane Maynard, Cass Rowles, Alice Ryder and Vicky Burrows.