Local Genius Society is a group of improvisers and storytellers who have been performing in Austin, Texas since December 2010. We perform completely improvised character-driven one-act plays.
In 2012, at Austin’s Improvised Play Festival, we debuted a show called “Beach Cops” – our improvised version of “Baywatch” and “Pacific Blue.” Because we’re improvisers who love to be playful with each other, the idea for the show style grew out of a spontaneous moment in a rehearsal that continued to delight us long after the moment had passed.
We’ve been invited to perform our “Beach Cops” format in Honolulu’s prestigious Improvaganza Festival in September! It’s a great honor to be selected to participate in the Improvaganza Festival, and a terrific opportunity to share our storytelling with a wider audience.
We’ve pooled our financial resources, but we could use some extra help to get there (and back!).
We would love to have your support, so we’ve come up with a bunch of fun, useful, and delicious incentives. These incentives range from scintillating “Hey Girl”-style sexy texts from Andrew Pish to personalized in-home cooking lessons from Karen Jane DeWitt. (We’re not called Local Genius Society for nothing!)
If you’re able, consider picking something out and helping us with our campaign. And, feel free to share this with your friends.
We love improv and we love getting to perform any place where there’s an audience we can share our stories with. We’ve previously performed in Austin’s Wafflefest and Improvised Play Festivals, and hosted a weekly improv show at Dive Bar. In August, catch Local Genius Society in Austin, TX at the Hideout Theatre and at the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival.
A huge thanks to everyone in the Austin Improv Community for supporting us and coming to see our shows over the last year and a half. And a huge thanks to YOU – for helping us to reach our goal.
(And be sure to keep checking back with us, we've got tons of fun videos featuring the Beach Cops themselves that we'll be releasing throughout the campaign!)
Local Genius Society - (Our homepage)
Shows - (Videos of our performances)
Improvaganza - (The Festival)
The Hideout Theatre - (Where we studied improv)
Facebook Page - (Like us on Facebook)
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