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Improvising History

It was already dark outside when I entered the Theater in der Drachengasse, on a hidden side street off the Fleischmarkt in Vienna’s 1st District. Sliding in passed the thicket at the small bar area to the right, I followed the center aisle and found a seat somewhere in the middle of the intimate theater. The […]

Theater Without a Net

Improvisation is to comedy like dancing on a high wire without a net. This is theater on a flying trapeze. Soaring unbound, it is art intensified by risk. Without the safety of a script, the actor hangs suspended over the audience, held up only by the quickness of his wit. On a rainy night at […]

Let It Go, With Marbles Rolling

“After a while we’d all turn in, and just as I was about to drift off to sleep I’d hear this…,” The rolling sound of a marble was just audible, and the audience – immediately captivated by the intimate atmosphere – was following its course across the stage. “This happened every night.“ It was Friday, […]

Late Night Theatre Jam

Late Night Theatre Jam

Gasping for air, I circled one of the round tables in Vienna’s Theatre ‘Drachengasse,’ to get to my seat. Late as usual, I had run all the way from Schwedenplatz to the narrow side street at Fleischmarkt 22, stumbled up the stairs to the entrance hall, hurried down the narrow flight leading to the ticket […]

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