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Mainstage Workshops


Every month is a different 3-week workshop inspired by a Hideout Mainstage or Student Mainstage show, taught by our top directors, teachers and rock-star improvisers in the downstairs theater.

Upcoming Mainstage Workshops:


Secrets and Improv with Roy Janik
May 5, 12 & 19 | Saturdays 1:30-4pm

Austin Secrets has enjoyed seven seasons at The Hideout and spawned several spinoff shows in cities around the world. In the show, four different techniques for utilizing secrets in improv scenework are employed. Explore all of these through the course of this workshop, and learn techniques for creating satisfying “serious” scenes without resorting to melodrama.

Roy Janik is the Artistic Director (and a co-owner) of The Hideout Theatre and tours internationally with Parallelogramophonograph. He has performed in many of The Hideout’s mainstage productions, and is the creator and director of the critically-acclaimed show Austin Secrets.

Finding Your (Character) Voice with Bridget Brewer
June 2, 9 & 16 Saturdays 1:30-4pm

Are you super into musical improv but you’re afraid you don’t have a “good” singing voice? Want to know how to bring the dynamism of your character choices and scene “games” into the songs you improvise? This workshop will spend three weeks hyper-focused on what it takes to not only sing convincingly, but comedically. Big voices! Big choices! Pretty harmonies while the audience is busting a gut! We’ll cover all that and more, with Tosin Awofeso on musical accompaniment. No matter what level of experience you have, you’re gonna have a good ole time! Here’s the focus line-up, for those curious brains (Week 1: Villain Songs, Week 2: Earnest Goofin’, Week 3: Finding The Game).

Bridget Brewer is a writer, educator, and performer who has acted in and written award-winning comedy for seven years. Most recently she co-directed the Hideout Theatre’s Orphans!: The Improvised Orphan Musical, and her next directorial project Big Gay Musical will go up at the Hideout in July and August.

$105 for each 3-week session / Limited space / Classes held at The Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave.)

Mainstage Workshops

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Sat. May 5th, 1:30pm-4:00pm. $105

Secrets and Improv workshop with Roy Janik (3 weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)