ST. PETERSBURG – The Eckerd College student improv group Another Man’s Trash was recently selected to perform at the Chicago Improv Festival.
It is the only college improv group among the 150 performing during the festival, which bills itself as the “longest-running and largest improv festival in the world.” Another Man’s Trash will perform at the Playground Theater April 4, 9 p.m.
“It’s a pretty big deal,” said Dylan Carey in a press release. Carey is a founding member of the group who graduated in 2010 and performs nightly at the Playground Theater. “Chicago is the place to be for improvisation and the festival gets submissions from troupes all over the world.”
Carey will introduce his former college troupe.
“It’s going to be a cool experience and really bring things full circle for me,’’ said Carey, a double major in marine science and theater.
Another Man’s Trash, founded in 2008, is comprised of 11 students and performs monthly to sold-out audiences at Eckerd’s Miller Auditorium. Improv subjects are chosen at random from written suggestions placed in a trashcan on stage. The group was chosen for the festival based on a video recording of its December performance.