2021 Message from Owners

June 2021 Community Announcements & Update Dear ColdTowne Family, Friends & Community, We (Tauri, Rachel, Dave and Justin, the owners of ColdTowne Theater) would like to update you on what’s been happening behind the scenes, where we’re at currently and where we’re headed. New Space After many ups and downs, we may have found a […]

All Black Everything – Virtual Exhibit

ColdTowne Theater is pleased to present All Black Everything, an exhibition of audio and visual art from artists in Austin, Texas. Created by Black artists, curated by Black artists, for Black artists and the world beyond. Black Lives Matter this month and every month, and we’re excited to shine a spotlight on these local creators.

We Made a Patreon!

Thank you so much for having our backs! Your support means the world to us. Many of you, since March of last year, have contributed financially to the sustainability of the theater and training center. Even without our next physical space yet in hand, ColdTowne is still very much alive.

ColdTowne launches podcast network!

ColdTowne Theater, formerly known for their improv and sketch classes along with nightly comedy shows on Airport Blvd, have launched a new podcast network! Since shutting theater doors back in March due to COVID-19, ColdTowne has launched weekly comedy programming through ColdTowne TV and streams live on Twitch and Facebook. Classes, workshops and corporate trainings […]

NOTABLE TOWNIES: JUSTIN LINVILLE

Break out the peach iced tea — I’m sitting down with Justin Linville!                                 Hi Justin! I miss people! If we were able to have a face-to-face interview, where might we sit down to chat? If you came over for […]

The Importance of Play in Difficult Times

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY IN DIFFICULT TIMES  by Rachel Madorsky, LCSW The more we laugh, the more resilient we become. The more we think about our problems, the bigger our problems become. Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” But honestly, how many of us […]

ColdTowne Theater announces change in ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2020 ColdTowne Theater announces change in ownership, Tauri Laws-Phillips, performer and faculty member, steps into ownership as ColdTowne Founder Michael Jastroch steps down.  With this announcement, Michael Jastroch, ColdTowne Co-Founder, is stepping down after 14 years from his leadership role.This is a personal choice that Michael has made and there […]

ColdTowne Updates among COVID-19

ATTN: Friends of ColdTowne RE: COVID-19 updates March 16, 2020 UPDATE ColdTowne Students, Staff, Performers and Audience Members –  In the interest of public health and taking care of our most vulnerable, we are pausing all in-person ColdTowne activities, shows and classes until April 6th. At that time, we will reassess our next steps and […]

Main Stage 2020 Summer Season announcement

May 09 – 30 Linzy with a “Z” is a one woman sketch show starring the undeniably hilarious Linzy Beltran (Latinauts, Garage, Glam Fam) Directed by Jesus Valles and Produced by Mase Kerwick.    May 09-June 13 “Curl Up and Dye” directed by Ronnie Miller. A salon-centered comedy exploring the wonders of female friendship and […]

A word from Kyle Romero on Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs

by Kyle Romero, Director of Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs at ColdTowne Theater Directing this play (Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs by Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter, and David Wain) is literally a dream come true.  I came up in the academic world of [extremely Homer Simpson voice] legitimate theatre. I’ve done Shakespeare. I’ve done Greek […]