Sergio Tovar: Winter 2022 Merlin Works Diversity Scholarship recipient

Sergio joined Merlin Works at the Improv 101 level during our Winter 2022 session. Other than a few workshops, he’s never taken improv before.

Sergio was raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, just across the border from El Paso, TX. He moved to the U.S. when he was 15 years old. His bi-cultural background made him aware of different ways of being funny and entertaining.

“It also allows me to identify things that seem normal for a culture but interesting/different/ridiculous in another,” he wrote in his application for the scholarship.

Sergio joins Merlin Works for the next level in our Improv series — Improv 201. We look forward to seeing how his perspective informs his comedy choices!

About Merlin Works Diversity Scholarships

Merlin Works is training the improvisers of tomorrow, and we want the voices on our stages to reflect our audiences and community. And we believe that diversity happens when one is intentional about it. In this spirit, we offer the Merlin Works Diversity Scholarship to foster diversity both onstage and off.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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", and as Helah in the first season of "The Chosen". 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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