Register for Improv for Better Conversations

Wednesday, April 21
1-2:30 pm CDT
with Shana Merlin &
Stephen Robinson, Chaplain at Seton Healthcare Family
Price: Pay-What-You-Can $5-$25

What if you could have better conversations? What if instead of feeling awkward and self-conscious, you had concrete tools to make your conversations flow easily? Every conversation is improvised. And the tools of improv can help you unlock better conversations with family, friends, dates, customers, co-workers, networking prospects, and even small-talk with strangers.

If you’d like to have more satisfying conversations or just want to brush up on your chatting skills as we re-enter life in person, take this hands-on interactive workshop to get tools and practice you can use in any conversation.


Meet Your Instructors

The Founder of Merlin Works, Shana Merlin is one of the most experienced and effective improv teachers in Central Texas. The former Dean of The Heroes School of Improvisational Theatre, Shana has been an internationally touring performer and award-winning teacher since 1995. Shana has trained with some of the top teachers in the field of improvisation including Keith Johnstone, and members of Second City, The Annoyance, IO, The Groundlings and more.
Stephen Robinson holds a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and completed his undergraduate in Plan II and Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a board-certified hospital chaplain for Ascension Seton and has served Outreach and Education at Hyde Park Christian Church since February 2014.

About Karina

Karina Dominguez is the registrar and assistant to the Dean of Merlin Works Institute of Improvisation. She graduated from the Merlin Works program in December 2011 with three performances of "The Amazing Improvised Race." She is a full-time actor with commercial credits such as Burger King, Ford, Totino's, H-E-B and various departments for the State of Texas. She was last seen in the opening episode of the second season of "American Crime", and as the welcome video ranger in the second season of HBO's "The Leftovers". She also performs on-stage in various Austin, TX plays including for Capital T Theatre, The Vortex, Vestige Group, Pollyanna Theater among others.

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