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The 2016 Seattle Open Champions

Posted Mar 21, 2016 in Announcements

Last night, at the end of three electric performances, the judges tallied their scores and handed the trophy to the region’s best high school improv team in 2016: SHEILA from Ingraham High School!

SHEILA 2016

SHEILA gets the trophy!

The judges praised the team’s tackling of both longform and shortform formats, their ability to find the game in the scene, and how well they edited their scenes to move the story forward. Way to go, SHEILA!

This marks the second straight year that a team from Ingraham High School has taken home the trophy. Straight Outta Blanchet from Bishop Blanchet High School (the school that produced the winner of the 2010-2011 Seattle Open) came in second place, followed by KHS Live from King’s High School. A total of eleven teams began the competition two weekends ago before the field narrowed to six for Saturday’s semifinals and three for the finals last night.

The competition on Sunday night was the last part of a busy series of weekends for the competitors. Besides the preliminaries on March 12th and the semifinals on Saturday, these students spent Sunday afternoon in a masterclass from Jet City Improv’s very own Kate Jaeger followed by a pizza party where students from all participating teams could connect, make new friends, and share their love of improv and pizza.

In addition to the trophy, SHEILA wins a chance to come to a Jet City Improv rehearsal and the opportunity to perform at our annual fundraiser, The Brew Ha-Ha.

The best part about the Seattle Open? It was all free for the participants. You see, we believe in providing an environment for young improvisers to develop their skills outside of their normal rehearsal environment in order to prepare them to join tomorrow’s community of thoughtful, collaborative, and talented improv actors. You can find out more about the Seattle Open here and pledge your support to this program (and others) here.

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