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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]