Wed Aug 29th 930pm Institution

Wednesday, August 29th

9:30 pm at The Institution Theater

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Cast:John Ratliff, Lisa Jackson

Ratliff and Jackson

Austin TX

"We need a suggestion of something you have on or with you that has a lot of meaning for you." From that starting point, Ratliff & Jackson create a longform show that can go from hilarious to heartbreaking and back again, sometimes within seconds. They might play a two-person single scene, or they might play multiple characters in a series of scenes, depending on what happens in the moment. Because it's, y'know, improv. Two of Austin's most versatile improvisers, Lisa Jackson and John Ratliff are equally comfortable with realistic, emotionally grounded scenework and high-pitched, not-very-convincing British accents. Lisa teaches at The Hideout Theater. John teaches at The Institution Theater. They both teach at ColdTowne Conservatory.

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Cast:Mark Carpenter, Patrick Knisely



Patrick and Mark are dear friends who really want to hang out together, but their contrary personalities make it difficult for them to tolerate each other for very long. The only way they can express their true feelings to each other is by hiding behind improvised characters and situations that they create as the comedy duo Opposites. Come watch Opposites "communicate" through the use of multiple story lines, swapped characters, and colliding narratives. Mark Carpenter and Patrick Knisely are faculty members at The New Movement Theater in Austin Texas where they teach long form improvisation.

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Cast:Brad Hawkins, Chuy Zarate, Kevin Miller, David Lampe


Austin, TX

Born late in 2010, iZARZAMORA! is a direct descendant of David Lampe and Estevan "Chuy" Zarate. The current cast also features Kevin Miller and Brad Hawkins. The troupe is highly dependent on an acute sense of fun and an inflated perception of their combined intelligence, which frequently is proved to be severely over-estimated. iZARZAMORA! will be performing their newest format, "The Life" in which all the fundamental, fomative occurences and events which contribute to making a character who they are and in setting the stage for all their accomplishments; will be acted out on stage in episodic fashion.

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