Free Intros to Improv & Improv Singing
Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? At this free class you’ll get a sample of our style as we play fun, fast paced games. This class is for those who want to learn how to think faster on their feet, be more spontaneous and in the moment, reconnect with their creativity, be more confident speaking in public and just have more fun!
In the Free Intro to Improv Singing class we make up songs with a live musical improviser. It’s like karaoke, but you make up your own words! You don’t need to be a great singer, you just need to enjoy singing.
Free Intro to Improv | Wednesday January 8, 2014 | 7:30 – 10pm | with Lauren Buck
Free Intro to Improv Singing | Sunday January 5, 2014 | Noon – 2:30pm | with Shana Merlin and Ammon Taylor
Improv Mixer (Free!)
Merlin Works hosts monthly improv mixers first Saturdays 2pm – 4pm at The Long Center. The Mixer is a free, facilitated improv comedy jam intended to introduce the joy of improv to new people and help existing improvisers make new connections.
The Mixer is open to the entire community: total newbies, current students, free agents, existing troupes looking for new members, coaches, or anyone who wants a free workout. At the beginning, any scouts and coaches will let the group know what they are looking for. Then an instructor will lead an improv warmup where everyone will get to know each other and get comfortable. Then we will be divided into groups for open scenework. It’s free, it’s fun, and you just might find the people to for your next show, troupe or dinner party.
New for November and December 2013! The Long Center is proud to participate in the Caritas of Austin Food Drive. Donation bins are set up at The Long Center, including The Rollins Theatre Lobby. Please consider a donation if and when attending an event at The Long Center.
NEW LOCATION: The Long Center for the Performing Arts AT&T Education Room
701 West Riverside Drive (at the corner of S. 1st Street)
First Saturdays 2pm – 4pm
- Saturday, December 7th: A Very Merry Mixer!
- Saturday, January 4th
- Saturday February 1st
- Saturday March 1st
Parking info: Free Parking at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd, and at Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
The Merlin Works Improv Mixer is sponsored by The Long Center for the Performing Arts.
New! Intro to YogaPlay: Yoga + Improv (Free!)
Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? At this free class you’ll get a sample of our brand new class that will combine improvisation games with a yoga practice for a deep, playful experience of the present moment. Please come prepared to move and practice yoga — bringing your own mat and props as needed. No improv experience is necessary. Some yoga experience is recommended, though beginners are absolutely welcome.