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Thursday, June 3 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Maestro: Improv Comedy Competition hosted by Hideout Theatre, Austin, TX, USA

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The Hideout Theatre hosts a Virtual Maestro of international improv talents for a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions — but only one of them will make it to the end of the show and be crowned MAESTRO for the week and awarded the coveted Canadian five-dollar bill.

For time being, Maestro is a VIRTUAL show. That means that rather than being on stage, it will be live-streamed on Twitch.

The show is free to watch, but ticket purchases or donations are highly appreciated as we work to keep improv theaters and organizations afloat.

If you want to help determine the winner, you’ll need to create a free Twitch account to post in the chat room, so go do that right now at http://twitch.tv/ and follow the hideout’s channel: https://www.twitch.tv/hideouttheatre

Starting on Thursday, June 3 at:
6:00 pm Pacific Time (US) PDT UTC-7
7:00 pm Mountain Time (US) MDT UTC-6
8:00 pm Central Time (US) CDT UTC-5
9:00 pm Eastern Time (US) EDT UTC-4
10:00 pm Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -3UTC-3
2:00 am (Fri) London, UK BST UTC+1
3:00 am (Fri) Berlin, Germany CEST UTC+2
4:00 am (Fri) Moscow, Russia MSK UTC+4
5:00 am (Fri) Dubai, United Arab Emirates+04 UTC+4
6:30 am (Fri) Mumbai, India IST UTC+5:30
9:00 am (Fri) Beijing, China & Singapore +08 UTC+8
10:00 am (Fri) Tokyo, Japan JST UTC+9
11:00 am (Fri) Sydney, Australia AeST UTC+10

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Andrés Serrano

Captain, Improv Revolution
José Andrés Serrano is in his fourth year at UCI as a Political Science and Anthropology major with a minor in drama and has spent the past 9 years learning and teaching improv. As captain of Improv Revolution, he has helped produce 3 Coup de Comedies, has worked on outreach programs... Read More →
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Andy Crouch

Director of Education, The Hideout Theatre
Andy Crouch fell in love with improv in 2001 because it was scary and cool and seemed like it might change his life forever. Now he spends all of his time sharing the secrets of improvisation with other people looking for that same thing.
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Dan O’Connor

Founder, Impro Theatre
Dan O’Connor (USA) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Impro Theatre as well as a co-founder of Los Angeles Theatresports and BATS Improv in San Francisco. He is an actor, writer, director, producer and improviser. For Impro Theatre he is the co-director for Jane Austen... Read More →
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Doreen Calderon

Company member of Ripley Improv, Los Angeles.Most recently, Doreen debuted her character, “Nana Topaz”, in Season 5 of the CW’s Riverdale. Other TV credits include This Is Us, All American, Animal Kingdom, The Big  Bang Theory, etc.. She’s also done national commercials and... Read More →
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Edi Patterson

The Groundlings
Edi plays Judy Gemstone on HBO’s THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, and is also a writer for the series. Films include Rian Johnson’s KNIVES OUT, TROOP ZERO, BETWEEN TWO FERNS:THE MOVIE, and YOU’RE KILLING ME. She plays Mertha on the Cartoon Network series THE FUNGIES, and has also done... Read More →
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Felipe Ortiz

Felipe is a founding member of La Gata Cirko and PICNIC impro. Has been working on improvisation theatre, clown, and new circus from a physical approach since 1995.He´s a reference in the improv world for his skills and experience with improv, physical theatre, and clowning.Contemporary... Read More →
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Gabe Mercado

President, Third World Improv
Gabe is the founder of SPIT and is the president of Third World Improv. SPIT has performed to critical acclaim in improv festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bogota and Amsterdam. He is the producer of the Manila Improv Festival. Gabe... Read More →
avatar for Giovanni (Geo) Alva

Giovanni (Geo) Alva

Giovanni Alva is the artistic mind behind Latinx Improv. His roots go back to San Diego where he created Underground Improv. He's an advocate for multilingual/multicultural improv. Studied under Mark Pentilescu at SWC where he got his AA and later at Humboldt State University where... Read More →
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Kelechi EZIE

Actress, Singer, Mermaid: Dissertation on Real Housewives of Atlanta available upon request (other cities available)Kelechi Ezie is an actress, singer and writer from Buffalo New York. A graduate of Princeton University, Kelechi took her degree in History and did not use it. Instead... Read More →
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Larry Dorsey Jr.

Larry Dorsey Jr. is a storyteller born & raised in San Francisco. He is known in the city for his adventurous lifestyle and as a radio personality for the premiere Hip Hop station in the Bay Area (106kmel #iHeartMedia). Before being involved with BATS, he crafted his talents in various... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang

Lisa began her improv journey after reading Keith Johnstone’s “Impro” and deciding she was going to find and meet the man himself. Ever the groupie, this fortuitously led her to BATS, where she began her improv training. She has since performed in festivals throughout the country... Read More →
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Oshima (Hideko Ohshima) is a Japanese improviser. She lives in Niigata, a quiet city in Japan, yet she is able to improvise with many people in many places online. Oshima has been studying and performing improv in and outside Japan since the mid-90s. She was lucky enough to have had... Read More →
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Patti Stiles

Patti Stiles (AUS) Patti Stiles (Australia): Patti is an actor, improviser, director, instructor, and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre and was trained by Keith Johnstone... Read More →
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Rebecca Stockley

Born and raised in Washington State, Rebecca Stockley fell in love with theatre in her teens. She pursued her passion for acting, attending the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program where she got her BFA.Rebecca acted and directed in various theatres for several... Read More →

Thursday June 3, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT