The world is full of characters: yours. The Austin Improv Monologue Jam celebrates the power of instant storytelling and comedic character building with a head-to-head competition between ten monologists vying for a jar of delicious jam. Victory never tasted so sweet.
Each monologist will be presented with a suggestion to launch them into the creation of a three-minute characters. Nine of the competitors will be pulled from the vast talent pool of Austin improvisers with the tenth being a Wild Card performer culled from that night's audience volunteers. The crowd chooses their favorite monologue of the night, and the winner leaves with a jar of SWEET VICTORY (jam).
This month, opening for Monologue Jam will be THE SABBATICAL, a short improv set directed by Clif Highfield and featuring Angie Epley, Cené Hale, Dori Alvarado, Elizabeth Hotchkiss, Jeff Knobloch, Joy Parks, Mark Carpenter, Samy Boss, and Suzanna Brown.
The Austin Improv Monologue Jam is produced and directed by Tyler Bryce and Jennifer Dorsey, part of the team that brought you the award-winning Thinning the Herd. The format for the show is based on the Dallas Monologue Jam created by Brad McEntire and produced annually at the Big Sexy Weekend of Improv (a production of the Alternative Comedy Theater).
People interested in performing should keep their eye on the Austin Monologue Jam Facebook page to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/monologuejam.
LOCATION/VENUE:The Institution Theater Clubhouse, 3708 Woodbury Drive
PRICE$5 (FREE for Institution students)
DATE & TIME10:00pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015