FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS

IMPROV WINS CONFERENCE

JANUARY – AUSTIN

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An annual celebration of improv education with instructors from all over the country’s most notable improv schools. Registration opens about 2 months prior to the conference. Improv Wins is also a book written by TNM founders Chris Trew & Tami Nelson. Read it! Information on past conferences can be found here and follow Improv Wins on Twitter here.


IMPROV WINS CONFERENCE

MAY – NEW ORLEANS

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Starting in 2015, TNM is hosting their first-of-its-kind improv conference and festival in one of the greatest American cities, New Orleans! Just like its Austin counterpart, Improv Wins Nola features faculty and staff from both TNM locations, as well as wonderful teachers and performers from all over the damn place. Workshops, Master Classes, and nights packed with unique shows. This is something you should do next year.


 

THE MEGAPHONE MARATHONS

JUNE/JULY – AUSTIN + NEW ORLEANS

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Everfest called Megaphone Marathons one of the Top 12 Comedy Festivals, but it’s also a kickass intensive,family reunion-like party, and TNM’s official anniversary as a theater. And it’s two damn weeks long, so if you like what we’re doing in Austin in Week 1, follow us to New Orleans for Week 2 and do it all over again (differently) in another great city, amongst another great comedy community. TNMers journey to perform in their brother and sister cities – filling their days with workshops and intensives and filling their nights with showcases of all the best past, present, and future TNM shows. Everybody wins!


 

HELL YES FEST

OCTOBER – NEW ORLEANS

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Hell Yes Fest is the biggest comedy event in the Gulf South. The best established and up and coming standup comedians, sketch, and improv comedy groups descend upon New Orleans every October. The festival also expanded with HYF: Film (2012-present), and is currently expanding into a second week, with all kinds of big reveals. There is a call for submissions, so you can be part of the magic! Follow Hell Yes Fest on Twitter here.