Saturday 7/1 10:00 am

1-Day Intensive: $75

2-Day Intensive: $139

Join Kaci, Kareem, Roy, and Valerie for a 6-hour improv intensive you don’t want to miss. Intuitive narrative improvisation, long-form improv that tells an entire story, is the bread-and-butter of the award-winning work Parallelogramophonograph does. 

After 17+ years and over 1000 shows together performing in over 65 national and international cities, PGraph has honed their very own brand of improvisational theatre using intuitive storytelling, complex relationships, bold characters, and a highly-connected group mind. In this 6-hour intensive, you’ll buckle down for a fun and immersive weekend learning some of PGraph’s favorite exercises, methods, theories, and tricks for creating dynamic improvised plays on the spot.

This workshop has sold out in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia and is limited to 16 students. 

Special Guest Intensive - Intuitive Narrative - Pgraph

See what the students are saying!

“An unforgettable weekend learning from some of the best.” – London Improviser

“These four are masters of their craft and synonymous with US narrative improv. If this is the direction you want to play, this is an absolute must. If you don’t, but you want to stretch out your story muscles, this is still a must.” – Austin Improviser

“If you haven’t done PGraph’s intensive, you should do this as you haven’t done -anything- till you’ve done this. Awesome and inspiring.” – Vancouver Improviser


Kareem Badr is an actor, writer, and improviser based out of Austin, TX.

Kareem’s stage credits include Salieri in Amadeus, The Actor in The Woman in Black (Penfold Theatre), and Nazrullah in Heartland (for both Vortex Rep and Luna Stage in NJ), for which he was awarded the B. Iden Payne for Lead Actor in a Drama. He is one of the owners of The Hideout Theatre and co-authored “Do It Now”, a book of essays on instinctual narrative improvisation, with his award-winning improv group Parallelogramophonograph.

His fiction podcast script “Curtains” won the Austin Film Festival script competition in 2020.

Roy Janik, in addition to being a member of the renowned ensemble Parallelogramophonograph, is one of the owners and the Artistic Director of The Hideout Theatre in Austin, TX, which specializes in narrative and genre-based improv. Over the years Roy has directed and created countless shows at The Hideout, including “Death by Musical” and “Austin Secrets,” the latter of which has inspired productions in Seattle, Portland, Rhode Island, and more. He is particularly fond of teaching his workshop called “Chase the Ball,” which explores a focus-based perspective on improvising.

Kaci Beeler (she/they) is an artist, improviser, writer, and stage and film actor based out of Austin, TX. She has been performing improvisational theatre since 2003 and has toured to over 85 cities and 11 countries to perform and teach. Some career highlights include being named Best Actor/Actress in the Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Awards, studying with the PUNCHDRUNK theatre company in London, and improvising in character for HBO’s WESTWORLD experience. You can hear Kaci on national TV and radio daily as the chief brand voice for Domino’s.

Valerie Ward has been a fixture of the Austin Improv scene for over 20 years. She has traveled the world teaching and performing and co-authored “Do It Now,” a book on narrative improv, with the rest of her ensemble, Parallelogramophonograph. She is as comfortable playing the upper crust of 17th-century French society as she is doing off-the-cuff abstract performance art with her absurdly funny trio “Echo Lake.” She also has a fiercely analytical story brain, which she put to good use in creating and directing shows such as “A Bedtime Gorey,” “The Dahl House,” and “A Deed So Dark.”