Winter 2024 Classes Open for Registration!

$25 Early Bird Discount Expires December 25th!

We know you’ve been waiting for our New Year schedule of classes! We think this schedule is worth the wait! Plus, FREE Intro classes! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to find out where/when!

Register before Christmas Day and get a $25 Early Bird Discount and enjoy:

  • Having tons of fun and meeting new people — in a climate-controlled space!
  • Learning from award-winning instructors!
  • Pushing your improv skills to the next level!
  • Free admission to Merlin Works Comedy shows!
  • Payment plans available! Just ask!

IMPROV CLASSES

IMPROV 101: THE SPIRIT OF PLAY
Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024
With Tyler Brycelove
at Merlin Works North: ZACH North
IMPROV 201: IMPROV TOOLBELT
Tuesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024
With James Fite
at Merlin Works North: ZACH North
IMPROV 201: IMPROV TOOLBELT
Monday 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
January 8, 2024 to February 26, 2024
No Class Jan. 15 & Feb. 9
With James Fite
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action
IMPROV 401: SCENEWORK FOR NARRATIVE IMPROV
Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 10, 2024 to March 6, 2024
No Class February 14, 2024
With Paul Normandin
at Merlin Works Downtown/Capitol:
Headwaters School River Campus
IMPROV 401: SCENEWORK FOR NARRATIVE IMPROV
Mondays 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
January 8, 2024 to February 26, 2024
No Class Jan. 15 & Feb. 9
With Paul Normandin
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action
IMPROV 501: STITCHING SCENES INTO STORIES
Sundays 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
January 7, 2024 to February 25, 2024
No Jan. 14 & Feb. 18
With Tyler Brycelove
at Merlin Works South: Balance Dance Studios
IMPROV 601: PERFORM A NARRATIVE LONGFORM SHOW
Mondays 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
January 8, 2024 to February 26, 2024
No Class Jan. 15 & Feb 19
With Tyler Brycelove
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

Student Showcase
Saturday, March 2, 2024
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action
IMPROV 412: ADVANCED SCENE STUDY
Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
January 16, 2024 to February 20, 2024
With Joey Neugart
at Merlin Works Downtown/Capitol:
Headwaters School River Campus

STAND-UP COMEDY CLASSES

STAND-UP 101: FINDING YOUR VOICE
Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
January 10, 2024 to February 21, 2024
No Class February 15, 2024
With Valerie Nies
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

Student Showcase
Saturday, February 24, 2024
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action
STAND-UP 201: OWN THE MIC
Mondays 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
January 8, 2024 to February 26, 2024
No Class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19
With Katie Felton
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

Student Showcase
Saturday, March 2, 2024
10:00 PM
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action

SPECIALTY CLASSES

IMPROV FOR GAMERS: (D&D AND BEYOND)
Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 10, 2024 to March 6, 2024
No Class February 14, 2024
With James Fite
at Merlin Works East: Creative Action


STORYTELLING CLASSES

STORYTELLING 101: FINDING YOUR PROCESS
Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
January 9, 2024 to February 27, 2024
With Kristen Drenning 
at Merlin Works Downtown/Capitol:
Headwaters School River Campus

Student Showcase
Friday, March 1, 2024
7:30 PM
at Merlin Works Mueller:
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches
3220 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

STORYTELLING 101: VIRTUALLY FINDING YOUR PROCESS
Storytelling Storytelling 101 101  Winter 2024 VIRTUAL
9 occurrences
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
January 10, 2024 to March 6, 2024
No Class February 14, 2024
With Susan Pickover 2024
Virtual via ZOOM

Student Showcase
Friday, March 8, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Virtual via ZOOM

STORYTELLING 201: MEMORIES TO STORIES
Mondays 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
January 8, 2024 to February 26, 2024
at Merlin Works Downtown/Capitol:
Headwaters School River Campus
With Kristen Drenning

Student Showcase
Friday, February 23, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at Merlin Works Mueller:
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches
3220 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78723

To register and read information regarding the class schedule, great discounts and other improv events, visit our websiteClasses begin the week of January 7th, so get ready for a brand new experience!

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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