Join us for Weekend 1 of a  February of Showcases!

SATURDAY, FEB. 10, 2024

Free Musical Improv Jam

When: 6 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2024

Where: Merlin Works East: Creative Action 1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, Austin, TX 78721

Who: You–And anyone else who signs up!

What: Come meet, mingle and play some improv games led by a Merlin Works instructor. You might even get up on stage and perform for the group!

Warning: Wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in, bring a water bottle, and let the instructor know if you need any accommodations when you arrive.


The Cauldron

When: 8 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2024

Where: Merlin Works East: Creative Action 1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, Austin, TX 78721

Who: Students and Faculty from every discipline of our school!

What: A magical mix of storytelling, standup, improv and musical comedy from The Known Wizards, Merlin Works Faculty Troupe,  and a few special guest students. 

Warning: In case of a sellout, seats unclaimed by start of show will be sold to walk-ups.

If you are a Merlin Works student registered in the Winter session, you get in for free with student code! (Check your welcome emails for info!). 


Improv Anonymous

When: 10 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2024

Where: Merlin Works East: Creative Action 1023 Springdale Road, Bldg. 3, Austin, TX 78721

Who: Guest is Writer, Director, and Improviser Jessica Von Schramm, Host Paul Normandin, Dean of Merlin Works and Director Kenny Madison.

What: An exploration of the hidden world of Shame and how people deal with it. Through Interview and Improv, we will navigate the dark recesses of our guests’ past. Shining a tender light on their history illuminating feelings of discomfort arising from humiliation, mortification, and embarrassment.

Warning: In case of a sellout, seats unclaimed by start of show will be sold to walk-ups.

If you are a Merlin Works student registered in the Winter session, you get in for free with student code! (Check your welcome emails for info!). 


We also have more events scheduled this month! 

Check out our Shows Page for what we have planned the rest February and March!

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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