Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press

Forum for student expression since 1977

The Patriot Press


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Thank you to the magnificent traveling improv improver

Today our school has a quickly growing improv club called the I.M.PROv players; which is something that I would not be able to say without the dedication and support of one Hannah Fry.

In my junior year it looked as though Liberty’s improv club would cease to exist due to a leadership deficit, but Hannah Fry, who was only a guest director in the drama department at the time, stepped forward to lead the club into a new era.

Working closely with the drama department Fry quickly established a thriving program.  Despite working full time as an English and drama teacher at Skyline as well as directing Liberty’s production of She Stoops to Conquer, Fry made time to establish and teach the fledgling improv troupe every Thursday after school.

Along with this dedication Fry brought new ideas to the club which breathed new life into the performance variety of the shows.  From the get-go, Fry introduced new short form games and warm ups which challenged even the most experienced veteran players and delighted both new and long-time audience members.

Then, once the club had finished the first battery of shows as the closer for Liberty’s Snow Angel, she introduced an entirely new form of improv called long form.  This form, which is essentially an hour long fully improvised play, is performed by a set team of ten members and has quickly become an audience favorite.

Fry continues to introduce new games and forms, constantly keeping the club on its feet with variations on both short and long form.  Even though she may not be a member of the staff here at Liberty, Hannah Fry has become a part of the patriot family through the definite mark that she has left on improv and the drama department as a whole.