Fri Aug 31st 7pm Institution

Friday, August 31st

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Institution Theater

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Cast:Adan Gabriel Gutierrez, Erica Sanchez, Gene Zhou, Jiovani Galo, Mateo Giles, Monica Rae Ybarra-Torres, Sandra Ybarra, Saturnino Luis Zertuche

Shades of Brown

Austin, Texas

Shades of Brown presents Cuentos. Cuentos (which means "stories" in Spanish) are character driven tales of every day experiences that are flavored by old wives tales that are passed down by parents, grandparents, and possibly priests. By the end of the show, a new Cuento will be available for use to pass along to the next generation.

Shades of Brown has been performing together in Austin, Texas since March 2010. Inspired by their background and life experiences, Shades of Brown brings to the stage the Latino point of view. Not only do they bring you the latin flavor, but they also bring in the love of Chisme, which means gossip in Spanish. Best known for their TV Novela inspired format, Shades of Brown is excited to share the Cuento, which is the story telling aspect of their community. Ethnicity, culture, and improv is what unites this group of maniacs. Laughter and friendship is what keeps them together. Shades of Brown is a family with one common goal...to make you laugh so hard you pee in your pants.

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Cast:Buck Vrazel, Clint Vrazel, Kyle Gossett

Twinprov

Oklahoma City

Twinprov: Rapsody is real-life twins Clint and Buck Vrazel improvising scenes and freestyle as fast as they can - and if you know the words, sing along! Rap-sody starts with your suggestion of something that blows your mind which is explored and expanded upon through a series of interwoven improvised scenes and fresh hip-hop from musical improviser Kyle Gossett. Expect high adventure, high energy, and high concept.

Improvisers since 2000, Buck and Clint Vrazel are cofounders, Artistic Directors, and instructors at OKC Improv. Kyle Gossett does everything, and has accompanied Jill Bernard in Drum Machine, and she calls him "one of the best musical improvisers in the country"

As Twinprov they have performed and taught workshops at over 15 festivals around the country, from Hawaii, Chicago, Philadelphia, and many places in between. As their rapper alter-egos, The Doppelgangstas, they have performed concerts, opened for nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot, and had their YouTube "Twinprov New Moon Rap (Put Your Fangs In It) featured on Last Call With Carson Daly.

Twinprov was named by Metromix Chicago as one of the 10 Can't Miss Shows at the 2011 Chicago Improv Festival and was honored with two shows in 2012.

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Cast:Arturo Ruiz, Ernesto Moncada, Xchel Hernandez

Los Subtitulos (The Torch Theatre)

Phoenix, AZ

Los Subtitulos comes from the racially confused land of Phoenix, AZ. Ernesto Moncada, Arturo Ruiz, and Xchel Hernandez combine to make a novella intended for both English and Spanish speakers. Los Subtitulos are always prepared to push boundaries, and create new limits in race relations. "Nuestro objetivo es satisfacer malignamente". A bilingual show that needs no translations, two languages blending in fast-paced comedy, drama and madness to manifest a theatrical Rossetta Stone...

Since the inception of Los Subtitulos in 2010, Ernesto Moncada, Xchel Hernandez, and Arturo Ruiz have taken off by tackling the racial stereotypes of Hispanics. They created Phoenix's only bilingual improv group and have performed in PIF 10 & 11. Los Subitiulos presents the styles of both American and Mexican cultures and thrives to present them on stage.

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