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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.

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Upcoming Insanity

The Mixer, produced by Sandra Ybarra

The Pitch:

“What would it look like to see a set where you were performing a Harold and twin pillars in the same show with the alphabet game playing in the background of your mind and the words coming out of your mouth. Or to see a narrative turn into a BAT bit with oscar winning moments. What if we mixed them all together with a little bit an an intermission a la living room style and end it on a monologue note until demon voice showed up with scene partners who were clowning.
What if I invited people I never get to play with and to do a set where we play and mixed in the different formats.

What would that look like? What would that feel like? What other combinations are possible that I haven’t even thought about? More importantly, could this happen or will it be a happy cluster fuck? I won’t know until I try this.

Poly-Juice Prov, produced by Lindsay Hejl

The Pitch:

“A group of us will get on stage and play each other as characters.

Headliner: Jessica Arjet & Sam, Jeannette, Jen, Jessie

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Thu. Jul 31st, 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. Aug 7th, 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. Aug 14th, 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. Aug 21st, 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 4th, 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 11th, 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 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.