Improv Q&A: Ben Lowen

Name: Ben Lowen

Grade: 12th

1. How did you get into improv? Why did you decide to try out?

“I got into improv at the end of my Freshman year, and it was one of the best choices I’ve made in high school. Even though I was already doing a lot of theatre during that time, getting to meet a completely new group and immersing myself in a totally new art form was so intriguing, and I’m so glad that I took the leap to try something new.”

2. What is your favorite improv game? Give us an example.

“My favorite improv game has got to be Forward/Reverse, a game where two people are running a scene but someone else is making them move/talk backward and forward throughout the scene. I remember at last year’s show being in this game and dancing around the stage like a ballerina, and it [was] such a weird and amazing experience.”

3. Tell me a story. 

“You’ll see some pretty cool stories at the Improv show on September 26 at either 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm for $5.”

4. What US landmark speaks to your soul?

“Mount Rushmore. Just some boys, chillin’ in rocks. Just vibin’. That’s how I want to be.”

5. What’s your Culver’s order?

“Cheese curds is the only correct order.”

6. What’s the best FHC bathroom?

“The third-floor locker room bathroom, right outside the third-floor pool.”

7. Give us your best car salesman pitch for improv.

“Improv is like a Tesla: reliable and produced right here in the U.S.. Unlike a Tesla, though, we aren’t going to steal your money and give it to a man who already has a net worth of 93 billion dollars.”

**$5 General admission tickets available through Venmo (@FHCTheatre). Only 79 patrons permitted per performance; the ticket process will work on a first-come, first-served basis. When purchasing tickets through Venmo, the show time and number of tickets must be listed in the notes section. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are general seating, and audience members must bring their own chairs or blankets.**

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