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What is a Merlin Works Improv Class Like?

Most workshops start with some ice breaker or warm-up activities to get everyone acquainted, comfortable, focused and energized. After warm-ups, the instructor will give you a brief introduction into the topic at hand and then…

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What is Improv? How can it help me?

In the most elemental sense, improvisation is spontaneous creation. Improvisational theatre is when the performers not only are responsible for the writing, editing, casting, directing, and acting but also responsible for accomplishing it all in…

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Merlin Works Awards and Festival Appearances

Awards and Honors Outstanding Contribution to the Austin Improv Community, Austin Improv Collective, 2009 Best Improv Teacher, Austin Improv Collective, 2008 Best Female Improviser, Austin Improv Collective, 2008 Best Improv Class, Austin Improv Collective, 2008…

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Austin Wide Open Magazine: Improv in Austin

Austin Wide Open Magazine: “Another veteran performer, Shana Merlin, has performed with numerous troupes including Los Paranoias, The Oxymorons, and ultimately with Sean Hill’s Austin Theatresports. When Hill first opened the Hideout and started The Heroes…

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