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OUR COMPANY

Kaci Beeler

Kaci Beeler is a visual artist, improviser, writer, director, and stage and film actor based out of Austin, TX. She has been performing improvisational theatre since 2002 and is a company member with several award-winning ensembles and duos including Parallelogramophonograph, The Amazon and The Milksop, and Available Cupholders. In addition to her work as an actor/writer/director, Kaci is also a dynamic scenic, costume, & promotional designer. 

 

She has directed and produced dozens of improvised and devised shows in Austin since 2005 and has won several Austin Critics Table and Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" Awards for her work. Kaci has toured to over 50 cities and 8 countries including the UK, Australia, France, Spain, China, South Korea, and Japan to perform and teach improvised theatre. She can also be seen in numerous national commercials, films, and television shows. 

 

Kaci is beyond thrilled to be working with ABT. She was bitten by the devising bug in 2011, which drove her to create her first devised scripted piece, Blood, Sweat, and Cheers (available through YouthPlays) in 2013, which then led to ABT's first collab Subject to Control (2016), then the epic For Time & Eternity (2017), and then her own baby Killer Girls (2018).

Co-Producer, Visual Designer

Curtis Luciani

Curtis Luciani is a writer, actor, comedian and longtime Austin resident. You can find him performing with his sketch comedy troupe Your Terrific Neighbors and improv duo The Amazon & The Milksop. His previous work includes monthly shows The Hustle Show, The Encyclopedia Show, collaborating on the writing of ABT's first show Subject to Control, fully writing their second show For Time & Eternity and many productions at the Hideout Theatre. You can also check out his podcast, Marginalia.

Co-Producer

Margaret Rose Hunsicker

Margaret Rose Hunsicker is an improviser, teaching artist, director and actor who has lived in Austin for only a few years. She originally hails from Orlando, where she studied interactive theatre and played various ghouls and demons at Universal Studios. Today, she spends her time doing as much improv as possible, teaching kids social and emotional skills using theatre through Creative Action, and dancing to Bollywood music. Her recent stage credits include ABT's For Time & Eternity, Killer Girls, and The Hideout Theatre's The Kindness of Strangers, Orphans!Peter Pan and the Great Unknown (Asst. Director and Cast), I'll Take the Physical Challenge, and Death by Musical (Director).

Company Member

J.R. Zambrano

J.R. Zambrano is an Austin-based Actor, Director, Improviser, and Writer. He's been performing for more than 15 years now, the last four of which have been at the Hideout Theatre where he's been in productions like Fiasco and I'll Take the Physical Challenge, and directed productions including the sold-out La Vida de los Muertos, an improvised narrative set in the world of the dead, and How I Saved The World Over Summer Vacation an 80's-fueled show about kids on bikes saving the world.

 

If you corner him when he's not on the stage you'll find he writes for the internet, which explains a lot if you think about it. He'd like to thank Shaquille O'Neal whose presence both on and off-screen in Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden was all too brief, but legendary nonetheless.

Company Member

Lindsey McGowen

Lindsey McGowen has a BA in Technical Theater and after moving to Austin from Detroit in early 2014, she quickly made herself a go-to person for technical theater needs in the area. In addition to working on Hideout Theatre productions such as "The International Improv Experience", "Boy, Howdy!", "Fiasco", "Austin Secrets", and "Peter Pan and the Great Unknown" she was also a technical improviser and stage manager for both the 2014 and 2015 B. Iden Payne Award-winning shows "Hurly Burly" and "Nothing & Everything: Improvised Anton Chekhov Plays". Outside of improv, Lindsey is a nationally touring teacher, judge, and performer in the contemporary a cappella community. 

Company Lighting Designer

ALUMNI: Rob Yoho

ALUMNI: Lance Hunter

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