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The Institution Theater Is the Next to Close
Shuttering the beloved venue is "bittersweet," says co-founder Tom Booker
"...Add the Institution Theater to the roster of arts venues that are..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Institution Theater's Fuck, It's Hot
The Austin-oriented sketch show has its rough spots, but it delivers lots of laughs as a cooling balm in the dog days
"...the standard-bearer of Studio 8H at 30 Rock. The Institution Theater's current offering, Fuck, It's Hot, however, is all..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Institution Theater's It Came From Your Brain
This improvised retro sci-fi monster movie may pique your curiosity enough that you’ll want to visit the “drive-in” more than once
"...In the Institution Theater's It Came From Your Brain, a brave group..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review

The Last Five Years at the Institution Theater
Sherrod Curry Productions' staging of the Jason Robert Brown musical is gracefully performed and wildly cathartic
"...The clubhouse space at the Institution Theater doesn't lend itself well, acoustically speaking, to a..."

April 1, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Improv … Tragedy? Absurdity? WTF, Institution Theater?
If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks Beckett, what is it?
"...that runs on Friday nights at 10pm at the Institution Theater until the end of July. Breaking Beckett is..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Matt & Ben at the Institution Theater
Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers use Damon and Affleck to create a hilarious case study in how Hollywood murders friendship
"...destination and more about the journey. Matt & BenThe Institution Theater Clubhouse, 3708 Woodbury pennydimeproductions.wixsite.com/info Through Jan. 21 Running..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Austin’s Fallout Theater Phoenixes up from The New Movement Ashes
New bosses, different from the old bosses, herald a fresh start
"...the former powerhouse of comedy has become: The Fallout Theater...."

May 8, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Merlin Enchantment at Zach
Shana Merlin, that is – making improv magic with Wizards
"...improv launches. Last January saw the debut of the Institution Theater. Now Merlin Works, the improv institute founded by..."

Jan. 13, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...myself offer this introduction to improv in Austin. ColdTowne Theater..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classic Comedy Sketches Come Back to Life at the Alamo Ritz
Local troupes re-enact faves from SNL, Monty Python, Mr. Show, and more
"...Chicago years ago," says Asaf Ronen, co-director of Austin's Institution Theater, "And I loved it. I've been a big..."

Jan. 22, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Local Duo Harvests Up Some Hilarity in Texas Gothic
Booker & Maykus are sure ’nuff sharper than a pitchfork
"...plays the first Friday of each month at the Institution Theatre...."

Jan. 10, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Butt Kapinski'
Deanna Fleysher's clown noir returns to take Austin on a hilarious journey down some mean stweets
"...character to Austin for a January run at the Institution Theater. In each show, Fleysher improvises a mystery in..."

July 12, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Unscripted: Sexy Future Space Lady
What says summer fun more than out-of-this-world lovin' with a Sexy Future Space Lady? Especially improvised!
"...• ColdTowne Theater: 4803-B Airport. www.coldtownetheater.com..."

May 18, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2016
Annual theatre awards think Terminus is the living end
"...Production Hard-ish Bodies, Institution Theater..."

Oct. 27, 2016 Arts Post

Five Families in One Performance Troupe?
'Bad Font' is Austin improv's stylistic supergroup
"...eye toward comedy. Austin is blessed with five improv theaters and each of them focus on different elements of..."

Aug. 26, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Setting the Stage
Austin's art scene spent 2012 prepping for the big things to come
"...Austin. Several small venues debuted: Tiny Park Gallery, the Institution Theater, and a new New Movement Theater. Mexic-Arte Museum..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Making Offers No One Can Refuse
The Five Families of Austin improv go Out of Bounds with the 13th annual comedy festival
"...The Hideout. Merlin Works. ColdTowne. The New Movement. The Institution Theater. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the Five Families..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Brutality Television
Why you won't be seeing Austin emo puppet band Fragile Rock on America's Got Talent
"...a musical for the band that ran at the Institution Theater, and we even had our own therapist, Dr...."

July 15, 2016 Arts Feature by Brently Heilbron

Immigrants, the Musical! (Part Two)
With this improvised musical series, one family’s tale of coming to the states becomes a tale about us all
"...running down his face. Immigrants, The Musical! (Part Two)The Institution Theater, 3800 Woodbury www.theinstitutiontheater.com Through Dec. 21 Running time:..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...Over the Lege This Institution Theater offering combines satirical sketches and real interviews with..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Politics Upstaged
This election year brings out the political in Austin's arts
"...Over the Lege This Institution Theater offering combines satirical sketches and real interviews with..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Your Fantasy House
Where reader types would own a vacation home if it could be anywhere in literature
"...Asaf Ronen Education director, the Institution Theater..."

June 17, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Improv-Educated
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival makes more room for Austin's increasingly savvy audiences
"...and stand-up (the Hideout, The New Movement, Coldtowne, the Institution, and the Velveeta Room), there are a couple of..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...Aug. 31-Sept. 6, with performances scheduled at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd.; the Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress; ColdTowne..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo Turns 50
The landmark album spins at the Moody Theater via two of its makers and their virtuosic friends
"...tour pulls up to ACL Live at the Moody Theater...."

Nov. 9, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2018: Picks
In the bounty of improv, sketch, & stand-up, some of our picks
"...Sat., 7pm, Institution Theater: Teresa Lee (stand-up from L.A.), Katie Nguyen (stand-up..."

Aug. 28, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2015
Big wins for Am I White?, Heathers at the 2015 theatre awards
"...the night really belonged to three companies: Salvage Vanguard Theater, which took home five awards for its world premiere..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Comedians With Theatre Damage
The fourth annual Austin Sketch Fest scripts itself silly
"...The man is Michael Jastroch of ColdTowne Theater, and he's in the mood to 1) drink a..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

An Asian Mom and a Jewish Mom Walk Into a Bar …
Actually, they walk into Austin's Lucky Chaos Theatre this Friday
"...We can thank them for The Asian Mom/The Jewish..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Fun Things To Do in Austin This Weekend
Even besides that amazing Texas Book Festival, we mean.
"...the music-enhanced, Freddy-spreading Renaissance Queen going on at the Institution.) Or, hell, head on out to the Circuit of..."

Oct. 15, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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