Submissions now open for the 11th annual Austin Sketch Fest!

Submissions for the 11th annual Austin Sketch Fest are now open, and we would love to have acts from your theater and community apply! We’re welcoming all submissions for live scripted comedy: everything from sketch ensembles, weird conceptual game shows, character-based shows, to stand-up comedy, and anything in between. Austin Sketch Fest showcases the best […]

All-Star Comedy Collective Crowdfunding to Launch Sitcom Filmed at Toy Joy

Baby Lion Studios is teaming up with some of the biggest names from ColdTowne Theater and beyond to create the new sitcom Wind-Ups. Based on the 4 years showrunner and director Adam Protextor spent working at the iconic local institution Toy Joy, Wind-Ups follows a cast of six core characters as they navigate interpersonal relationships […]

Bye, 2019!

We’re less than 12 hours from entering 2020, a new year / entirely new decade, guaranteed to bring lots of change and growth at ColdTowne and around Austin and the world, but in a good way we hope! Before we start the real countdown, we’re taking a look back on some celebratory moments around our […]

Teen Troupe Montmoreau Flies Across the Pond to Spend Their Junior Year Abroad

Being a teenager is universally difficult, distinguished by a search for identity and a tendency to act against one’s better judgement. Junior Year Abroad places these personal struggles on a continent-sized stage, following a group of high school Student Leaders on their pan-European class trip as they explore, bicker, posture, and pretend like each new […]

“My Own Worst Enemy” opens January 4, 2020

By Wendy Salome  “My parents are disappointed in me.”  “My friends secretly hate me.”  “The cashier at H-E-B is judging my bulk gummy worms purchase.”  These are thoughts we’ve all had (…right?), and now you can watch the cast of My Own Worst Enemy bring them to life and dispel them in the span of […]

Ho Ho Holy Shit! Prayer Circle Comedy returns for the holidays at ColdTowne Theater

Austin, TX: The award-winning, irreverent, and occasionally sacrilegious comedy team Prayer Circle is back with a new sketch show just in time for the winter holy days.  All attendees WILL be wished a Merry Christmas! Join Prayer Circle every Saturday this December for a holiday extravaganza that will leave you saying Ho Ho Holy Shit! […]

Small Business Saturday in Austin > Black Friday

by Lilli Lopez Tents! Cold temperatures! Injuries and FULL BLOWN FIGHTS! Every year we see folks working retail, dealing with waves of shoppers lined up as soon as a week in advance for Black Friday, when they should honestly have the day off (RADICAL, I KNOW).  So when I heard about Small Business Saturday almost […]

ColdTowne’s Level 1 $99 deal is live and I’m here to sell it to ya!

Hi, I’m Lilli Lopez. If you’ve been to ColdTowne Theater, you might have seen me with B. Iden Payne Award winning team Prima Doñas in Latinauts, or maybe from The Rose, BettyFest, or even Futurx Festival. I’m a performer / artist / producer / writer and I also happen to be a faculty member and the marketing […]

ColdTowne Conservatory welcomed new Faculty members in 2019

ColdTowne Conservatory welcomed new Faculty members in 2019 ColdTowne Conservatory is very pleased to have welcomed 6 new faculty members to our ranks this past year.  ColdTowne veterans Lilli Lopez from Prima Doñas, Kim Lowery & Stephanie Thoreson from Loverboy, as well as new ColdTowners Maddie Cordovano & Tom Daily II performers transplanted from iO Theatre and The Second City in Chicago and […]

WEIRD GAY VIBES: Martini Ranch is back!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEIRD GAY VIBES Saturdays (8:30-9:30 p.m.) November 16 – December 21, 2019 This surreal sketch comedy show has no straight man.  Austin, Texas – October 30, 2019 – Austin’s first and longest running LGBTQ sketch comedy team, Martini Ranch, returns with a subversive, darkly comedic show titled “Weird Gay Vibes”. The original […]