Newsletter Article: Book Review Yes Man

[This article orginially appeared in the Merlin-Works December News Letter] Book Review: Yes Man by Danny WallaceBy Shana Merlin From the moment I saw this book on the shelf at Book People, I knew I…

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Get Up featured in the Austin Chronicle

Wafflefest got glowing reviews for the waffles and the improv. Read about it here or download the article Wafflefest.pdf www.merlin-works.com Certain medicaments are used to prevent ear infections in people with weak immune systems caused…

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Austin Wide Open Magazine features Merlin-Works

A new local magazine, Austin Wide Open, has a feature article about improv at the Hideout. Here’s an excerpt about Merlin-Works: Another veteran performer, Shana Merlin hasperformed with numerous troupes includingParanoias, The Oxymorons and ultimately…

Narration, Improv, and TV

Shannon and I in “Get Up” have been working on finding our new show format. So we’ve started exploring narration as a tool in long form. It’s a powerful device and something that up to…

Applied Improv Network Conference Wrap Up

I’m back from the conference in New York and my expectations were exceeded. The people there were incredibly generous with their time and knowledge. I learned a lot from great teachers and everyone at the…

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Newsletter Article: Saying Yes

[This article orginially appeared in the Merlin-Works October News Letter] How often do you say yes and really mean it? It can be an uncommon and incredibly powerful experience. In my workshops I have my…

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