Additions to last week's fall arts preview

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At least two omissions were noted in last week’s Fall Arts Preview: The second season of Mudrooms, and upcoming events from local improvisational theater group Morally Improv-erished. Read on for details.



Morally Improv-erished, a local improvisational theater group, schedules workshops and performances throughout the year. New this season is The Improject, a collaborative series held at the Canvas that combines classes with open performances -- a great opportunity for those who want to give improv a try in a low-stress environment, or for those who want to practice their skills in front of a live audience.

Every second Friday: The Improject, at the Canvas. Free improvisational theater class followed by open performance opportunities.

Every Sunday: UAS Improv Club at the UAS Rec Center. Weekly improv jam that is open to the public. The group sometimes performs on local stages such as Perseverance’s Second Stage.

April 18-20: The Alaska State Improv Festival (AS IF!), at McPhetres Hall. Featuring a variety of improv ensembles from Alaska and beyond, including Andy Eninger of The Second City in Chicago. For more, visit www.


Launched last year by two local women, Amanda Compton and Alida Bus, Mudrooms is a live storytelling event modeled on Anchorage’s Arctic Entries. Held once a month, the event features seven-minute personal stories from seven people on a particular theme. Past themes have included “Secrets” and “Cabin Fever.”

The first Mudrooms event of the season will be held Oct. 10 at the Holy Trinity sanctuary, at Fourth and Gold Streets downtown. The theme is “Visitors.”

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Also, the Alaska Design Forum has updated its listings for the upcoming season. Visit the Fall Arts Preview online to find out the details.


More events to add? Contact Amy Fletcher at The online version of the Fall Arts Preview will continue to be updated as the season progresses.


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