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Austin, TX based improv troupe Local Genius Society brings their Baywatch inspired show "Beach Cops" to Hawaii's Improvaganza festival!
Austin, TX based improv troupe Local Genius Society brings their Baywatch inspired show "Beach Cops" to Hawaii's Improvaganza festival!
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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.

Love,

(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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    SEXY TEXT FROM ANDREW PISH ---
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    Local Genius Society will handwrite you a sweet postcard from Honolulu thanking you for your support!

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    PET/KID-SITTING SERVICES FROM KAYLA --- Need a date night away from the kids and/or the pets? Kayla is phenomenal with children and loves animals! This donation nets you a night of sitter services from the one and only Kayla!

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    SKIN CARE GIFT SET --- Courtesy of Nicole, this set includes the most popular products from her company, Merlot Skin Care. Merlot Moisturizer, Grape Seed Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Toner, Night Cream and Merlot grape seed Eye Cream all come wrapped up in a decorative gift basket. ($75 value) A great gift for the lady in your life (if you are a lady, that might be you).

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    CARWASH FROM RYAN IN BEACH COPS UNIFORM --- Can you really call it a uniform if it's just a pair of shorts and a whistle? Regardless, Ryan has a topless tendency on stage and he'd love to carry that over to your car!

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    SIGNED BEACH COPS POSTER --- Receive a signed print of Local Genius Society's bright, retro themed poster specifically designed for the Improvaganza show! (Poster dimensions: 24x36)

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    GIFT VOUCHER FOR PASTRIES --- Karen Jane DeWitt owns and operates a pastry business and she wants to share a $25 certificate with you. (That covers any one pie, one dozen breakfast pastries, 8" round cake, or one dozen cupcakes!)

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    WARDROBE CONSULTING FROM RYAN --- Just like Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zckciw8lD1k) Ryan Austin has spent way too much time thinking about what to wear and how to flirt. In this exclusive 3 hour shopping trip, Ryan will impart his years of retail experience in men's formalwear and moderate flirtation techniques to you in this 3 hour shopping trip!

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    COOKING LESSON WITH KAREN JANE --- Been wanting to learn how to bake the perfect Baked Alaska? How about the secret to truly AMAZING cupcakes? Karen Jane will show you in this exclusive, 3 hour cooking lesson!

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    UT FOOTBALL GAME WITH ZAC --- Zac wants to take you to the UT stadium to watch a football game! He'll take care of the tickets and wow you with his knowledge and all around cheery company, but he can also answer any questions you might have about curling. (That's right, the sport with brooms. It's in the Olympics!)

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    DINNER AND A MOVIE WITH THE GENIUSES --- You (and a guest) will enjoy a dinner prepared by Local Genius Society, followed by a movie of your choice!

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