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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.  

July’s Free Fringe curator is Sushant Sethi!

Sushant Sethi has been improvising in the AIC for three years. He is a graduate of the Hideout Theatre and ColdTowne Theatre Advanced Classes.

His current projects include Immigrants: The Musical! and his lovable B-horror genre troupe, Camp sLaughter.

 

Here’s the lineup for July 20th:

The Musical Bat.
Come see a rare format: a Bat (long form in the dark) but with musical accompaniment! All improvised while the lights are down. Produced by Paul Henderson.

Audacity.
Actors chatting with each other before an audition for the show, Show Me the Funny, and their inner monologues. Produced by Marcone Cangussu.
Seabadgers!
This is a puppet musical inspired by the fantastical nautical comics of EC Seger, Windsor McKay, and George Herriman. Set in a small fishing hamlet, it is about rough-and-tumble brawlers and sailors called Seabadgers. They drink, curse, and fight fantastical monsters, all while singing! All puppets, sets, and props will be handmade. Produced by: Jeremy Moran.
Arjet Universe with Jessica Arjet
Joining Jessica tonight will be the lovely Andreas Fabis. Their duo, Fabarjet, will be telling improvised fairy tales for adults!

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Thu. Jul 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. Aug 3rd, 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 10th, 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 17th, 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 24th, 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 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. Sep 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. Sep 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 28th, 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 5th, 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 12th, 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 19th, 10:00pm - $0 FREE SHOW!

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