PGraph’s Signature Intensive (12 hours over 2 Days!)
Join Kaci, Kareem, Roy, and Valerie for a weekend improv intensive you don’t want to miss. Intuitive narrative improvisation, long-form improv that tells an entire story, is the bread-and-butter of the award-winning work Parallelogramophonograph does.
After 11+ years and 600+ shows together performing in over 45 national and international cities, PGraph has honed their very own brand of improvisational theatre using intuitive storytelling, complex relationships, bold characters, and highly-connected group mind. In this workshop you’ll buckle down for a fun and immersive weekend learning PGraph’s favorite exercises, methods, theories, and tricks for creating dynamic improvised plays on the spot.
This workshop has sold-out in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia and is limited to 16 students.
“An unforgettable weekend learning from some of the best.” – London Improviser
“These four are masters of their craft and synonymous with US narrative improv. If this is the direction you want to play, this is an absolute must. If you don’t, but you want to stretch out your story muscles, this is still a must.” -Austin Improviser
“If you haven’t done PGraph’s intensive, you should do this as you haven’t done -anything- till you’ve done this. Awesome and inspiring.” -Vancouver Improviser
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
“Outstanding Work in Improvisation” (Nominated) – B. Iden Payne – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015