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The Improvised Play Festival: "The Half Written Play"

Each year the Hideout Theatre in Austin assembles a full weekend of improvised one-act plays. The schedule is packed with The Hideout’s own repertoire of shows, exciting new shows from other theaters in Austin, and special out-of-town guest troupes. 

Group: The Half-Written Play

Show: Thursday, April 14th, 10pm - The Hideout Theater


Cast: Amy Averett, Byron Brown, Carlos LaRotta, Cené Hale, Chuy Zarate, and Courtney Hopkin

Two local theater-makers are teaming up to explore a question/idea: What if an ensemble of experienced actors performed, for the first time, a “cold” stage reading of only the first act of an original scripted work? What if the rest of the piece of were a “hot”, fully improvised production, knowing only what they had just taken in. Playwright Addison Billingsley and Jon Bolden (The Hideout Theatre) have invited Austin improvisers to take on this endeavor featuring an original play by Addison and a cast of down-for-anything artists for an experimental night of theater.

Earlier Event: April 13
Later Event: April 15
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