Introducing The Known Wizards: Merlin Works Faculty and Friends Troupe

The Merlin Works Faculty has come together to form The Known Wizards, the all-star troupe that will be headlining our monthly shows Second Sundays at ZACH Theater. Featuring award-winning and internationally touring performers and live musicians. They cast a spell in this improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input. Opening acts include students from Merlin Works Adult Improv Classes at ZACH and our favorite comedy troupes from around Austin. Each show is totally different and totally fun, so come back each month and be a part of the magic!

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Check out our Grand Opening Show Video.

The Known Wizards Are:  Quinn Buckner, and


Aden Kirschner

Lauren Buck

Kevin Miller


Ted Rutherford

Michael Joplin


Lacy Shawn

Shana Merlin


2014 Show Dates:

  • Sunday April 13th 8pm: Free Improv Jam Night and special guest Available Cupholders!
  • Sunday May 11th 8pm: Improv 301 Graduation show & Free Improv Jam Night and special guest My Best Fiend – Almost German Movies!
  • Sunday June 8th 8pm: Free Improv Jam Night
  • Sunday July 13th 8pm: Graduation show & Free Improv Jam Night
  • Sunday August 10th 8pm: Free Improv Jam Night
  • Sunday September 14th 8pm: Free Improv Jam Night
  • Sunday October 12th 8pm: Graduation show & Free Improv Jam Night
  • Sunday November 9th: Free Improv Jam Night
  • Sunday November 23rd: SPECIAL SECOND (SECOND) SUNDAY YEAR END SHOW! Graduation show & Free Improv Jam Night

2013 Shows:

Sunday January 13th 8pm
Sunday February 10th 8pm
Sunday March 10th 8pm
Sunday April 14th 8pm
Sunday May 12 8pm
Sunday June 9th 8pm
Sunday July 14 8pm
Sunday August 11 8pm
Sunday September 8 8pm
Sunday October 13 8pm
Sunday November 10 8pm
Sunday December 8th 8pm

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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