About the Show:
The Naked Stage, presented by the Improv Playhouse of San Francisco, takes place on a single set, lin traditional stage-play style. The improvisers play one character each, and there are no built-in transitions or scene breaks . All the actors have is the bare stage, a simple suggestion from the audience, and each other. Hugely popular in San Francisco, The Naked Stage makes its Austin debut at the 2012 Improvised Play Festival.
The Naked Stage combines San Francisco’s tradition of narrative longform improvisation with the demands and surprises of traditional theater. In a sense, the actors are “trapped” on stage with only each other. Without the usual exitoptions (lights, time and location jumps, and other scene-enders), they are left to fully confront the characters and situations which they have created.
About the Festival:
Each year the Hideout Theatre in Austin assembles a full weekend of improvised one-act plays. The schedule is packed with The Hideout’s own repertoire of shows, exciting new shows from other theaters in Austin, and special out-of-town guest troupes.