Over the summer, we hosted improv classes in ExAb Director Kristin Henn's front yard and in the outdoor performance spaces at the Spider House Ballroom. Did we sweat a whole bunch? Yes! Was it totally worth it? Yes! As expected, adjustments were needed to keep everyone safe and there were times when we definitely wondered … Continue reading Outside Improv is Back!
ExAb at the Bob Bullock Museum
August 9, 2019 Excused Absence had the good luck to be invited to perform at the Bullock Museum the evening of Friday, August to perform as part of their "Cool Summer Nights" series. It was an unforgettable evening of solid comedy and unexpectedly hilarious audience participation!
Texas Thespian Festival
Workshops for Texas Teens at the states largest youth-centered, educational theatre event.
Summer ’19 ColdTowne Field Trips
Every summer is a brand new adventure, and 2019 was no different. This year, we were able to host field trips at ColdTowne all summer long. Visitors included kids as young as 4 all the way through the most mature of teens. Some visitors stuck to watching a performance, while others took workshops and performed … Continue reading Summer ’19 ColdTowne Field Trips
RoundHouse at OOB 2019
RoundHouse, one of ExAb's most accomplished and well known youth troupes, performed at the closing show of Out of Bounds Comedy Festival this year. It was quit an honor and they made all of us at EXAb very proud with an incredibly funny performance. Here are some photos from before, during and after the show.
Victrola Podcast featuring RoundHouse
One of the greatest things about ExAb Fest 2018 was the opportunity to host a live recording of Victrola, a fantastic comedy fest created by some of ColdTowne's finest. RoundHouse, a ExAb youth improv troupe, were invited to take part in the recording. Listen here!
Excused Absence Festival was AMAZING!
With 30 improv acts, 4 great workshops, a live podcast, more than 300 attendees and a very lovely lemonade stand, ExAb Fest 2018 was officially a success! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers, performers, audience members, donors and passersby who peeked in. Check back soon for pictures!
Rock N’ Roll Library
This week Excused Absence traveled to the Bee Caves Library to prove that not all libraries are quiet! As part of their "Libraries Rock" summer reading program, the Cast of Excused Absence put on a show about the employees of a magical library, who had to rely on the power of Rock N' Roll to … Continue reading Rock N’ Roll Library
RoundHouse Reps Excused Absence at The Del Close Marathon
Excused Absence is hitting the road this week to be a part of the Del Close Marathon. House troupe "RoundHouse" has been selected to perform in the prestigious marathon hosted by the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. The festival features 72 straight hours of improv comedy and over 750 of the best acts … Continue reading RoundHouse Reps Excused Absence at The Del Close Marathon
YMCA Shows and Workshops
The YMCA has provided Move Your Tale and Excused Absence with opportunities to instruct and perform for thousands of kids, teens and camp staff in Austin. During the summer of 2016, we hosted performances and workshops at both ColdTowne Theater and at our conservatory space. In 2017 and we really dove in and performed 22 … Continue reading YMCA Shows and Workshops