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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.)

Creativity Curriculum Development

I am now working with the Visual Communication Department at Austin Community College to develop curriculum to bring more creativity and interactivity into the classroom and then teach this curriculum to the professors in the…


Call for New Format Suggestions

After the success of improv shows like Start Trekkin’ and 24 (minutes) and even Shakespeare Unscripted, I’ve become a firm believer in the power or long form genre improv. It’s fascinating to study. The audience…

About Improv Auditions

GGG just had auditions for the first time ever on Sunday. Overall, it went really well. There were lots of talented girls and some good surprises. Improv auditions are a really thing. When people are…


The next Girls show is this Friday, Feb 18 11pm at Arts on Real. On Tuesday night I have to head over to KVRX studios near campus. The Girls will be on the radio between…


Improv 201

My first Improv 101 class is coming to a close this week. I’m really happy with the retention rate. I was more flexible with my curriculum than usual and I think that kept it more…


Best of the Week, II

Shannon McCormick and I, through Gnap! Theatre Company, entered FronteraFest with a two person improv show. Through weeks of rehearsal, we came up with 24 (minutes), an improvised parody of the hit TV show “24.”…


GGG Retreat

The Girls had our retreat last week and we set up some new goals and plans for the year. We’re hoping to get into the Atlanta Improv Festival in May. We decided our new genre…