Thursday July 19th may have appeared to be just another night at Austin comedy theater, The New Movement, but the energy in the room was so magnetic that we decided to photostream the night. Here’s what went down on our iPhone!
Whoa. We got a new sign! How badass is this? Expect the purty one on the left to change from time to time. Mixin’ it up!
The Austin training camp students opened the show after performing for 6.5 hours straight earlier in the day on their fourth day in a row of camps. This improv intensive group was high energy and playful playful playful. Training Camp director CJ Hunt says:
“There is something pretty indescribable that happens when a group of people spend all day doing improv together and get up every night in front of people to do something wild and experimental. It’s balls. It’s endurance. It’s straight up hustle. And it’s wonderful to watch them take the stage every night, exhausted as hell, and take the leap off the ledge together. ”
In the middle was The Human Aquarium, a new student troupe coached by Austin artistic director Alex Berry. This is them in the green room getting ready to do the damn thing followed by a shot of them FROM the green room IN THE PROCESS OF doing the damn thing!
Closing out the night was another brand new student troupe, Death Metal Banjo (coached by TNM legend Dan Grimm)! All three groups were delightful, all three groups were photogenic (forgive our iPhones, yeah?) and all three groups have peeps with bright, bright futures ahead of them. Bravo!