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Solo performance arts such as Storytelling and Stand-Up rely on feedback and collaboration in class. Improv is a collaborative art form, and the best improv happens when everybody involved feels comfortable, supported, and welcomed. At…

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Getting the Conversation You Want: 

Why you get stuck in bad conversations and how to get out of them  The Merlin Works Early Summer 2024 Newsletter I’ve been finding myself getting stuck in conversations I don’t want to be in.…

WHO’S GOT THE STATUS?

by Ann Lo Ever since we discussed status in improv class I’ve been mulling it over. I want to learn how to play the part of a high-status person. That doesn’t come naturally to me…

Summer 2024 classes open for registration!

Summer is around the corner! We have a lot of offerings for our Summer 2024 Session – read on to learn about ongoing curriculum or to enroll in workshops. Register before May 24th (classes begin June 8th)…

TRAVELING TO THE LAND OF IMPROV

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Improv means facing the unknown like a traveler does when visiting a foreign country. It can be embarrassing when I do something that works in the Land of Austin that doesn’t work in the Land of Improv. In the Land of Improv, with many of the rules of normal interaction changed, it’s possible to be creative, flexible, and playful because those are the customs in this new “foreign country.”