No Scripts Attached: A Le Moyne Club

Photo Courtesy of No Scripts Attached Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of No Scripts Attached Facebook Page

Have you ever watched “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and found yourself crying from laughter? Wishing you could improv and make up jingles with Wayne Brady? Have you ever dreamed of doing stand-up? Making a whole crowd laugh at your jokes right as they come to you? If you answered yes to these questions, then you must know about No Scripts Attached.

This is a club on campus that meets every Saturday from 3-5 pm at the dance studio in the Performing Arts Center. Run by Siobhan Shea and Marie Sugio, the club started back in the fall of 2013 and currently has over 20 members.

Doing improv isn’t an easy task to master Sugio told me. “We work to improve our creativity, problem solving skills, and various communication skills through fun games. If you do improv, you are a scriptwriter, director, and an actor/actress all at the same time,” said Sugio.

She also said that improv can actually help you in your professional workplace [lookin’ at you seniors!].

“You must be present in the moment, listening carefully, and contributing freely. These skills turn out to be particularly useful in workplaces that rely on adaptability,” said Sugio. “It also builds up your confidence and is scientifically proven to lower people’s anxiety.”

Pretty cool, right?

Speaking of lowering anxiety, one of the best parts about being in this welcoming group is the laughter that ensues no matter what.

“I mentioned how improv can improve people’s business and communications skills, but even if it didn’t do all that, I still would choose to do improv because it makes me laugh so much…. You have no idea when and what jokes you’re going to hear, even if you are the one who’s on the stage,” said Sugio.

There’s no doubt that improv isn’t for everyone and can seem a little scary at first, but anyone CAN do it and should try it at some point in their life.

“I learned and am still learning that you shouldn’t be afraid to take a chance,” said Sugio. “You could fall flat on your arse or you could soar. Better to fall flat and have a bunch of mistakes you can learn from than to never speak out at all.”


Be on the lookout for No Scripts Attached. They’re going to have performances every other Saturday at the Pub starting next semester! They’re also working on having a show this December. For more info and to stay up to date on No Scripts Attached, follow them on Twitter @LMCNoScripts and Facebook: No Scripts Attached.