Badass Comedy Shows & Training
The New Movement teaches “long-form” improv comedy, which focuses on scene work and group mind. Though our work is inspired by the founder of modern improv Del Close, we proudly teach a syllabus unique to TNM.
Our improv classes train our students to make the smartest, strongest and funniest choices on stage. By focusing on the information at the beginning of scenes, our students create an improv road map within their first few moments on stage.
In Houston we’ve been voted “Houston’s Best 2011″ by the Houston Press. In the last year we’ve performed in Houston at The Houston Fringe Festival, Rice University, Frenetic Theater, Rudyard’s, Mango’s, The Mink, Main Stage, Fitzgerald’s, Super Happy Fun Land, Avant Garden, and Main Street Block Party.
Because we are a three city network of theaters we’re able to provide unprecedented opportunities for our improv students in the South. TNM hosts improv festivals (Hell Yes Fest, Megaphone Marathons, Improv Wins Conference), books national and regional tours, produces special event shows and throws lots and lots of parties throughout the year. Our students and performers are able to collaborate on new levels as we foster a strong commitment to community between TNM Austin, New
Orleans, and Houston . Upon completion of your undergraduate studies at TNM we also throw your class a classy graduation ceremony/party complete with diplomas and good times.