What’s the Latest at Excused Absence?

Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research

In the summer of 2014, Move Your Tale and Excused Absence first performed and taught Improv at The Lang Stuttering Institute's Camp Dream Speak Live. In the years since, our relationship with this fantastic organization has grown as the institute itself blossomed into The Blank Center, expanding and spreading its work across the country. We're … Continue reading Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research

Scholarships are Happening! Thank you Donors!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the wonderful people who donated to the Excused Absence Scholarship fund! We raised $930 which will go directly into tuition support for students beginning this Fall. We are creating an official scholarship application process, but for now, students in need of funding should email us at exabimprov@gmail.com. In … Continue reading Scholarships are Happening! Thank you Donors!

VAPA Night at Pecan Springs Elementary

A very late update, but wanted to acknowledge the super fun time Excused Absence had providing Move Your Tale workshops at Pecan Springs Elementary's VAPA Night last March. We did a series of high speed Improv exercises and games, taking turns making each other laugh within our 15 minute classes as was humanly possible! https://twitter.com/pecanspringsecp/status/1508916832283070469Continue reading VAPA Night at Pecan Springs Elementary

ExAb Presents: Improm and Graduation

On May 22, 2022 Excused Absence held our first official graduation and inaugural Improm. After a fantastic and hilarious show, we honored a group of graduating seniors who have spent many years as ExAb students and performers. There were speeches, there were applause, there was genuine pride in their accomplishments and disbelief in the way … Continue reading ExAb Presents: Improm and Graduation

ExAb Fest ’22: Officially Fantastic!

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!