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
  • Rudy Kloptic Award for Outstanding Improvisational Theatre, B Iden Payne Awards, 2008, 
  • Best of the Fest, Best of the Week, Wild Card, FronteraFest 2005, 2007. 2008, 2009
  • Best Improv Troupe, Austin Chronicle, 2006

Improv Festivals

  • Official Selection: Amsterdam International Improv Festival
  • Official Selection: Seattle Festival of Improvised Theater
  • Official Selection: San Francisco Improv Festival
  • Official Selection: Twin Cities Improv Festival
  • Official Selection: Philadelphia Improv Festival
  • Official Selection: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
  • Official Selection: Black Box Improv Festival
  • Official Selection: Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
  • Official Selection: Dallas Improv Festival

About Shana Merlin

Merlin Works is the brainchild of Shana Merlin: improviser, teacher, and performer. Since 1996, she’s been leading classes that stretch people’s imaginations, push them out of their comfort zones, and make them laugh out loud for hours at a time.

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