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ColdTowne Theater

Playing Slow to Play Fast

with Kenny Madison


Prerequisite: Level 3 or higher in an established improv school.

If you're an anxious improviser, this class is for you. In this four week class, we're going to slow down your brain so you can speed up your play. Kenny Madison will be giving you tactics, shortcuts, and straight up lazy hack moves that will make you look like you’re confident (without even needing to be!)

All the while, we'll be unlocking the note of what it means to slow down and listen to your fellow players. It's not rocket science – it's just getting out of your own way, noticing the choices you’re already making, and doing it on stage. If it sounds simple, it is. But you just don't know it yet.

KENNY MADISON has been doing improv for 15 years and coaching/teaching for 8 of those years. He currently teaches at Hideout Theatre and has done mainstages at Coldtowne, Hideout, Fallout, and directed 3 shows at The Institution Theater (RIP). In 2024, he directed "What Next?" for FronteraFest's Free Fringe with Gloria Rabil. That made it into Best of Week, which is pretty cool. With Heidi Rogers, he performs as one-half of Kenny/Rogers, which was accepted into the Del Close Marathon in 2018 and tours whenever they can. They currently have a monthly show as the hosts/producers of the After Dark LIVE Adult Comedy Show in Austin.

Whenever he is not keeping busy with that, he's 1/3 of Lasso Cast, a Ted Lasso podcast where he talks with critics, crew, and castmembers from the Emmy Award winning show Ted Lasso. And he also co-hosts the Trek Wars Podcast, which goes through both Star Trek and Star Wars in chronological release order.

When he's not doing any of that, he sleeps.


  • Apr 24 - May 15th, 2024
    Wed for 4 weeks from 8:00 - 10:00 pm

ColdTowne Theater


1700 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78702 Get directions

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