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What’s the Latest at Excused Absence?
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
July ’22 at Temple Public Library
Though we haven't returned to our pre-pandemic touring schedule, Excused Absence did head down the road for a show at the Temple Public Library in early July. It was a big, high energy crowd and we had a fantastic time performing for them. Luckily, ExAb friend Lisa Parker was on hand to take photos! Thank … Continue reading July ’22 at Temple Public Library
Round Rock ISD Camps
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: 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!
Excused Absence Television
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
Thespian Convention Blog
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
Outside Improv is Back!
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.