We did it! Excused Absence offered summer camps at two Round Rock ISD campuses for the first time in July of 2022. Honestly, it was fantastic. The week Of July 18th was comprised of 7 middle students and took place at the Pearson Ranch campus. We had access to a classroom, the black box theatre … Continue reading Round Rock ISD Camps
ExAb Fest '22 took place on Sunday, April 3 at fallout Theater in downtown Austin, Texas. For details about ExAb Fest '23, check out the festival website. Our 7th festival, this year featured 20 shows that ran back to back, marathon style, over the course of the day. A dedicated team of teen volunteers ran … Continue reading ExAb Fest ’22: Officially Fantastic!
We did it! Sure, it's not exactly a new concept, but Excused Absence Television has finally launched on YouTube and we are delighted to join the world of live streaming, curated content and (most importantly) the chance to share our work with people all over the world! For the first time ever, we can say … Continue reading Excused Absence Television
Thanks so much to all of the high school performers who took part in my Thespian Convention Workshop. on October 24th. There were over 90 of you there at one point! As promised, I want to provide you with information about online classes, our annual youth comedy festival and a short list of improv resources … Continue reading Thespian Convention Blog
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!
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!
Workshops for Texas Teens at the states largest youth-centered, educational theatre event.
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, 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.
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!