Improv theaters and troupes adapted to performing and learning digitally during the pandemic. Improv-LA and the Pepperdine Improv Troupe discuss how they made the transition to virtual comedy and why it’s important for improv to continue being performed.
Returning and new members of PIT discuss the audition process, what they love about PIT and what they’re looking forward to this school year.
How do four different artists from four different fields define success?
Photos by Julia Donlon Coffee Monday is a movement that I started in 2017 to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusiveness and inspire deeper relationships. Every Monday, I get the privilege of listening to what people are passionate about, who they love and what makes them, them — all over two cups of coffee. During a […]
Junior Nate Bartoshuk found a passion for acting after an injury forced him to start over.
Upperclassmen offer words of wisdom to new Waves
Pepperdine Improv Troupe explores new territory in a recent long-form style show.
Photos courtesy of Ryan Opton Senior Ryan Opton believes comedy has a way of healing. Opton, president of the Pepperdine Improv Troupe (PIT), did not attempt improv until his freshman year at Pepperdine. On a whim, he auditioned for the troupe and found himself performing in front of audiences the next week. Soon, he was […]
Photos by Lidia Bayne The Pepperdine Improv Troupe (PIT) began its monthly show with two teams of performers, “Zygote” and “La La Land- I Mean Moonlight,” in a fast paced dance-off that immediately drew the audience into the show. PIT, which has been going on for 16 years, entertained audience members of all ages with […]
Photos by Amelia Dal Pra The Pepperdine Improv Troupe, commonly referred to as PIT, drew a sizable crowd to Elkins Auditorium on Friday night. Brian Jones hosted the two-hour show and Allen Simpson accompanied the troupe on the keyboard. The eight cast members were divided into two teams on stage: on the left, Zach Coffman, […]