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The Free Fringe

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Austin improv scene is bursting with creativity.

There are hundreds of performers, and every single one of them is prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea.”

This is where those dreams go, not to die, but to live gloriously on the stage for one night only.

Every week will be dramatically different.

There could be shows with improvisers tied up in rope, 50 performers onstage, blindfolded actors, improvising dogs, or 1000 other things.

THE FREE FRINGE IS FREE.  FOREVER.

Reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a spot.

HAD FUN AT THE FREE FRINGE?

Consider tossing a couple bucks at our Kids Improv Scholarship Program. You can donate as little as $1 when you complete your Free Fringe reservation below.  

UPCOMING INSANITY:

Improv in the Atomic Age, produced by Alex Bennett
A blast from the past! Based on Michael McGeary’s Old School workshop, Improv in the Atomic Age gives a taste of what the artform was like all the way back in the age of the Vietnam War and the Summer of Love 

Harlequin, produced by Tatiana Jitkoff
Improv narrators tell a tale of passion and intrigue, lust and adventure, heavy bosom and lots of assorted throbbing and quivering, based on an audience suggestion of an original romance novel title.

Bam, Pow, Punch!!!! Fights with the Adventurer PhD folks, produced by Jessica Arjet
I imagine it’s just what it says in the title. The cast of the recent student mainstage, Adventure PhD, get into fights with Jessica? Probably! Let’s find out.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Thu. Dec 8th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Dec 15th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Dec 22nd, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.

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Thu. Dec 29th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations.