Who we are
Move Your Tale was founded by Kristin Henn in September of 2007 as a resource for families and youth with an interest in performance, improvisation and storytelling. Since that time, Move Your Tale has offered ever increasing opportunities to explore these things and more through classes, camps and shows.
In the Fall of 2011, Move Your Tale launched a collaboration with ColdTowne Theater, home to Austin’s premiere comedy conservatory. In addition to serving as a home base for MYT and providing us with a venue to host our work, partnering with ColdTowne provides us with access to talented and experienced faculty and performers.
In 2015, MYT launched Excused Absence Festival, the first Youth Comedy Festival in Texas. Each year the festival adds a growing number of performers and educational opportunities.
In all of its endeavors, Move Your Tale strives to provide a participatory, collaborative performing arts experience and the opportunity to create, communicate and entertain.
What we do
Shows, Classes and Camps at ColdTowne Theater and beyond.
Our shows are fast paced and fun, driven by audience suggestions and volunteers on stage. It’s fine to enjoy quietly from the audience, or jump into the action. Our performers are trained improvisers who appear regularly on stages throughout Austin.
In the tradition of Improv and Creative Drama, our classes and camps are process focused. Many culminate in public performance, however, the primary goal is an exploration of collaborative performance through improvisation and storytelling. Participants are encouraged to express themselves creatively, finding new ways to connect and communicate.
What we offer
- Classes for ages 3 – 6
- Classes for ages 7 – 10
- Classes for ages 10 – 13
- Classes for ages 13+
- … or you can host your own event!