The Matriarchy, OCU’s all-female sketch comedy group, is getting ready to premiere its second season.
Caroline Stella, acting senior, started the group last semester. She said her goal was to prove that women can be funny.
“I started for a selfish reason, I needed more practice with writing sketches for later on in my career,” Stella said.
Alanah Hosford, biology junior, said she enjoyed what she saw.
“They’re good,” she said. “I went to their show last semester and it was hilarious.”
Daniel Etti-Williams, acting sophomore, said their shows are well thought out.
“I really enjoyed their show I saw,” he said. “It was clever and really well done.”
The group writers and performs their own sketch comedy pieces. Sketch comedy is a type of performance comprised of short sketches that are only a few minutes long and are written by the group.
The women are looking for new writers. Stella said she urges any interested students to submit their sketches even if they are hesitant about their writing ability.
For more information or to submit sketches, email Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting sketches is 5 p.m. On March 17.
The Matriarchy currently consists of six women:
- Mary McLain, film production sophomore;
- Sage Tokach, Joanne Hoch, Franziska Harms, acting juniors; and
- Shelby McCarver acting sophomore.
McCarver said being able to write sketches and perform in each others pieces is inspirational and a great outlet for their comedic impulses.
“It’s kind of empowering to be able to do that together,” she said.
The Matriarchy has two shows scheduled this semester, both at 9 p.m. on April 3 and 28 in the Clara E. Jones Administration Building.