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!
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!
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