Florida Southern offers an abundance of clubs for any interest, although few allow non-members to participate.
Studio Box, an improvisational comedy club, features its members, called “boxers,” performing in a series of games and skits for an audience.
Boxers are chosen in real time for the show by President Liam Fisher and Vice Presidents Cole Kucharski and Sami Beason, based on their involvement during practice in the weeks prior.
Shows are held every other Friday at 10 P.M. at their new location, Weinstein Auditorium, located in the Computer Science Building. The shows typically last for about an hour and are also live streamed on Studio Box’s Instagram, @studiobox.fsc, for those who are unable to attend in person. Their games and skits are highly interactive with their live audience. Proctors of the show will ask those in the audience for suggestions on words or ideas for the next game or skit the boxers chosen will improvise.
“I joined because I wanted to join some clubs that would be fun, provide me with a good experience, and a great group of friends,” boxer Kamryn Potteiger said.
Studio Box is an audition based club; however, one does not need improvisational experience. Auditions are open to anyone interested in being a part of the club.
“Audition if you want to,” Studio Box’s historian, Rory Tracy, said. “There’s a lot of places you can fit in even if you don’t have any improvational experience. Everyone has something to bring to the table.”
During the audition, participant’s reaction times will be put to the test through a replication of an actual show. This will allow members to judge reaction time, improvisational skills, and more.
In addition to this, Studio Box is looking for people who are more than just quick and funny.
“We’re looking for people who have good interactions with the other members, primarily funny, kind, and easy to work with,” Tracy said.
Auditions are currently closed until the next school year. They will open back up at the beginning of the fall 2022 semester.
As for attending the show, Studio Box recommends anyone who wants to relieve some stress, watch people “looking like buffoons” and anyone who appreciates dirty humor, to attend the show.