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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.  

May’s Free Fringe Curator is Bridget Brewer!

Bridget Brewer is a writer, artist, and performer based out of Austin, TX and Mexico City.  In 2016 she earned her MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University.  She now dedicates herself to teaching fiction and the literary arts in nontraditional spaces, and has taught with women’s collectives, feminist boxing collectives, public schools, LGBTQIA+ youth organizations, and homeless shelters.  She has worked artistically with people of all educational and personal backgrounds.  She is currently at work on a novella, a collection of short stories, and something she’s calling an “illuminated manuscript.”

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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Thu. Jun 1st, 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. Jun 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. Jun 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. Jun 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. Jun 29th, 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. Jul 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. 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.