Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FrankenTrophy- a Legacy

as a fan of found art- upcycling- and the joy of giving new life to the misfit toys of the world we started a tradition in our 2008-2009 season of the High School Improv League... The Franken-Trophy!
Each year our Tournament Champion team takes home a real, store bought trophy and their name is engraved on our eternal plaque in the hallway at National Comedy Theatre... the second place team takes home a piece of origional art created by NCT Director, High School Improv League administrator, instructor and coach Krissy Lenz... the Franken-Trophy!
Each year Krissy digs around in garage sales, attics, thrift stores and goodwills looking for the forgotten trophies of days gone by. In the past year, friends and family have begun sending their old trophies to NCT hoping they will be used in the famed mash-up... we are now up to our eyeballs in discarded but rediscovered symbols of glory. From its humble beginnings through today the garbled-gold grandstand, like the Improv League itself, grows larger and larger and better and better. And, hopefully, serves as a mangled reminder to us all that there is no such thing as failure, only opportunity. forgotten things are given new lives. and... not all those that wander are lost. (yes, we DID just reference Lord of the Rings.)
(yes, Krissy is crying... she cries every year when she has to say goodbye to her seniors)
(here the Agua Fria Cold Water Comedy Team smile with their Franken-Trophy) You can join us at this weekends High School Improv League Torunament Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29 12:00- 3:00pm $3 All Day Admission Teen Improv Comedy Teams from Horizon High School, Basha High School, Centennial High School, Agua Fria High School, Greenway High School, Campo Verde High School, Desert Vista High School, Perry High School, and Mountain Pointe High School will be performing improv comedy! learn more, call 602-374-5638 or email workshops@nctphoenix.com