Parallelogramophonagraph/The Concept: Two improv experiments

A double bill of theatrical experiments. A free sharing of improv love. Rock up at 8, bring a beer and throw a fiver in the bucket at the end. 

Parallelogramophonograph (since 2005) is an Austin, Texas-based theatre company that loves to make up dynamic improvised plays and theatre in the moment.

Since their premier in November of 2005, Parallelogramophonograph has been more than just an improv troupe. Fiercely dedicated to the craft and art of improvised theatre, PGraph has held a weekly show non-stop for over 10 years. Early on in their time together Kaci Beeler, Kareem Badr, Roy Janik, and Valerie Ward knew they wanted to do something different onstage. Intrigued by the challenge of telling fantastic fully-improvised stories together as an ensemble, PGraph spent years developing original formats and studying the arts of theatre, improv, and storytelling. They’ve toured the country and the world performing and teaching their unique brand of improv with ensemble appearances in over 45 cities in the US, Canada, Spain, Australia, France, and the UK.
Renowned for their theatricality, playfulness, and hive-mind like ensemble, their goal with every show is to push both themselves and the art of improvisation to new and dizzying heights while taking the audience along for a joyous ride.
Quotes & Awards:
“★★★★★ It was a rare treat to watch this highly skilled company.” – Theatre People Australia
“Best Improv Troupe” – Austin Chronicle – 2016
“Outside the Box (and String) Award” – Austin Critics Table – 2016
“Most Continuously Innovative Improv Troupe” – Austin Chronicle – 2012
“Outstanding Work in Improvisational Theatre” – B. Iden Payne – 2009
“Best of Fest” – FronteraFest – 2008
“Best Improv Troupe” – Austin Improv Collective – 2007
“Best Theatrical Event” – Austin Critics Table – 2013

 

Plus a work-in-progress featuring the talents of Heather Urquhart, Joe Samuel, Fred Deakin, Jules Munns and friends.

 

The Concept

From deep inside the dustiest corners of the most amazing collection of vinyl records that never existed comes The Concept. In the tradition of all the great rock and dance concept albums and rock operas from the last half-century, this audio-visual explosion of story, song, music and animation will take you on a post-psychedelic journey deep into the centre of your soul. Come, join us on our quest into the unknown to search for buried treasure, but be warned – you may never be quite same again. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Free, non-ticketed. Donation bucket at the end.

(Please note that the room is of a limited size and latecomers will not be admitted)

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