Heavy Metal Drummer: Michael Dolan of Rezuranger

Michael Dolan is a Level 2 student at ColdTowne and currently featured in our MainStage show, Rezuranger. He shared with us how he happened into classes, and–eventually–his role in our Saturday MainStage production. On July 22, 2016 I visited ColdTowne Theater to see my friend, Lisa Williams (Family Meeting), perform with her troupe The High […]

Don’t Let the Night Catch You: NightWatch Producers, Damn Gina

Damn Gina has been filling houses and winning audiences since the five founding members (Cené Hale, Maggie Maye, Ronnita Miller, Tauri Laws-Phillips and Xaria Coleman) met and started the troupe at ColdTowne in 2015. Quickly establishing themselves as audience and scene favorites, they have played all over Austin and recently won the B. Iden Payne Award for […]

Missed Connections ATX: Best of What You’re Missing

ColdTowne Theater’s newest main stage show, Missed Connections ATX explores the sentimental, fantastical, and downright raunchy nature of austin’s most impersonal personal ads. We sat down to talk to show’s director, Chelsea Bunn, who handpicked a list of her favorite ads that aren’t going to make it into this run of shows. First of all, […]

Teacher Spotlight: Nathan Sowell

Winner of “Best Coach” in 2016, Nathan Sowell is the complete package. Knowledgeable and encouraging as a teacher and joyful as a performer, he is a critic, audience and student favorite. We posed a couple of questions about his background and philosophy in this post. Tell us about your background, Nathan. I started taking improv classes in […]

Don’t Look Back: A retrospective on ’16 and look ahead w/Dave Buckman

Now that we’ve closed the books on 2016, we sidled up to Executive Producer Dave Buckman to talk about his first full year of programming at ColdTowne Theater to see what shows and performers had a break out run or year.  What mainstage shows from 2016 were your favorites? Dave: Dinner for Six, famiLIES, Elvis’ […]

How do you call your Loverboy? On Friday nights, starting Jan 2017.

After Wednesday favorites Patio Talk moved to NYC to further their comedy careers in 2014, audiences wondered: who will move into the Wednesday night slot? Who could deliver that much energy, talent and delight week after week? Given the long shadow and packed houses that Patio Talk had built over the course of their residency, the expectations […]

Groundhog Indicates: It’s a Good Year for Improv!

Wondering if you or your loved one will enjoy taking classes at ColdTowne? Check out this blog post from Megan Mowry from this past March: she started in our free 101 class (every other Monday at the theater) and hasn’t looked back since. Want to go ahead and snag that holiday class pass?   By Megan […]

Announcing the Jan – June ’17 Mainstage Schedule!

As a year of bang-up, award-winning programming comes to a close, we are excited to announce the selections for the ColdTowne 2017 Mainstage, from January through June 2017. All the Mainstage shows are Saturdays at 8:30pm. The 8:30 Mainstage shows are: January 7 – 28 The Do Over Produced by Lindsey Moringy Directed by Will Cleveland The […]

Midnight Society: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Midnight Society formed in 2007, and have since built a reputation among audiences and improvisers for the quality of their work. With shows that can deliver grounded scene work, absurdity and raucous physicality in the course of a single show, their command of the stage is never in doubt. Recently adding super talents Molly Moore and Sanjay […]