The Austin Chronicle Cover Story: Improv Unbound

The Austin Chronicle Cover Story:
 “What is this form of entertainment called improvisation? Is it always comedy, is it sometimes drama, and is it, in any case, an enjoyable experience for other than hardcore performance freaks? And why is there so damned much of it just now? In seeking to answer these questions, we thought it best to ask those most likely to know–the ones who live and breathe the stuff, who sometimes even make a living from it here along the industrially enhanced shores of the Lower Colorado River during the 21st century’s turbulent infancy. So we gathered up a quincunx from among Austin’s finest improv artists. We sat them down together, asked, basically, “What’s up with all this improv?” and started the tape recorder rolling.” Read more . . .

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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