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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.

Upcoming Insanity:

Doggone, produced by Ripley Adams
With help from the audience, performers will be assigned one of 400+ possible dog breeds, whose personality and defining traits they will craft their characters around. Shenanigans ensue in a burst of colorful scenes that follow! Aloof? Loyal? Sensitive? Merry? How different are we from Man’s Best Friend, anyway?

Forest of Stories, produced by Thedward Blevins
A continuous sequence of “I am” declarations.
The players declare themselves and find a place in the tableau and then peel off to do it again as they inspired to do so.
Occasionally, the sequence of tableaus will segue into actual scenes inspired by the tableau. 

Headliner: Arjet Universe 

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Thu. Sep 18th, 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. Sep 25th, 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. Oct 2nd, 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. Oct 9th, 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. Oct 16th, 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. Oct 23rd, 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. Oct 30th, 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. Nov 6th, 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. Nov 13th, 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. Nov 20th, 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. Nov 27th, 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 4th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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