Category: School News

This is hard. This wave of the Delta Variant pulled the rug out from under our well planned life. All of us. So we are going to postpone the start of classes until October in hopes that the current wave will have slipped back to Stage 3 or or better, 2. 

So let’s start again. 

This October, Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation will have a range of In-Person classes for you to attend. We’ll have Improv, Musical Improv, Stand Up , Storytelling, and some Master Classes with our good friend, Asaf Ronen. Plus we have a venue for shows! Stuff is happening In-Person in October at Merlin-Works. 

Please stay safe. Get vaccinated if you can. Wear a mask to stop the spread and then come join us in October. 

Also, we would like all our friends to please place their tongues between their lips and gently blow. Because that best expresses how we at Merlin Works feel today. (See Shana’s Instagram Post for more on this.)

Dallas Comedy Festival Wrap Up

Well, I’m back from the Dallas Comedy Festival and I’m glad I went. I have a lot to say, so I’m going to try to organize it in to pluses, minuses, and observations. PLUSSES-The Girls.…

Vegas, Baby!

The news just came in today! We’re going to Vegas. And we are going to Vegas in the best possible way. We got a free flight and 2 free nights at the Las Vegas Hilton…

Winner and Champion

Whew did I have fun last night! First I had a lovely steak dinner downtown with my even lovelier boyfriend. Then I went to see The Sicks sketch comedy show starring some of my fine…


Story vs. Being in the Moment

The other training I’m looking forward to is the workshops at the Dallas Comedy Festival. I signed up for a bunch this week. However, some of the workshop descriptions were a little off-putting. Using themes,…

AIN Conference

With some other work finally completed, I’ve been able to start focusing on plans for the future. Every year I like to travel somewhere for improv training. I’ve been to the Loose Moose Summer School…


New Improv 101 class

I started a new Improv 101 class at the State Theatre on Wednesday. The class went really well. A good mix of genders, ages, and experience. And even had a student show up who had…


Time Jumps and Non Linear Storytelling

In Sunday’s GGG rehearsal, we worked on time jumps and non-linear storytelling. I think it can really open up our stories, which so far have only move forward in time, usually with little time passing…