May Storytelling 101 and Improv 301 Graduation Showcases!

Join us on Friday, May 19 for our Storytelling 101 Showcase and/or Saturday, May 20 for Improv 301 Graduation Showcase!

Friday, May 19 at 7:30 PM
Storytelling 101 Student Showcase

at New Merlin Works Mueller Location!
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

Our storytelling students have shaped these personal tales over an 6-week workshop series. Watch, laugh, listen, feel along with them as they share moments from their own lives. This performance is intended for audiences age 16 and up.

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches is our new Merlin Works Mueller location!
Located in the Mueller Development on Manor Road between Manorwood Rd. and Tillery St.


Saturday, May 20 at 6 PM
Free Improv Jam

at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

Warm up before the 8 o’clock show with some instructor-led improv games! Spots are limited to 45 people at Creative Action.

Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM
Improv 301 Student Graduation Showcase

at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

Improv all-stars of Austin, The Known Wizards, headline 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. Featuring …

  • Improv 301 Graduation — Join us in congratulating our spring 2023 Improv 301 graduating class! Watch as these future improvisers delight you with the skills they’ve learned over the past 6 months by playing improv games based on audience suggestions!
  • The Known Wizards — Merlin Works faculty troupe, round out the evening with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot. You say it, they play it—like magic!

Saturday, May 20 at 10 PM
Austin No Shame! Theater

at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

An Open Mic without the mic that allows performers to use the whole stage or just a part of it to perform a maximum of 5 minutes of anything. No Shames of old have witnessed magicians, sketches, readings, stand-ups, storytellers, dancers, performance artists, and musicians.

Austin No Shame has two simple rules:

  1. No hurting the Stage, and
  2. No hurting any one in the audience.

Come join Austin’s best  incubator of creativity: No Shame.

At Creative Action you can enjoy:

  • Free Parking
  • Limited capacity (45 seats), reserved seating
  • Nearby bars and restaurants for after-show fun

So come on down. It’s highly recommended to reserve your seats for the awesomeness that is the Merlin Works Improv Comedy Showcase.

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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