The Starborn is a highly theatrical, audience-interactive improv show. Ryan and Mia play sibling aliens that "land" on the stage and mock the people of earth before the big invasion. Often times they will take humans at the end of the show as "pets", or misinterpret common customs and style to believe they are in the presence of James Bond or Batman. Audience members are frequently brought up on stage and integrated into the show.
It began as a Free Fringe show inspired by troupes like Super Mega Art Show and Butt Kapinski. The first iteration also involved theatricality, including costumes and the now signature "No Introduction" approach. The Starborn is never introduced as a troupe in a show's lineup, but is often announced as the fictional troupe "Ryan and Mia" and a power outage or landing is faked in place of "Ryan and Mia's" set.
Mia Iseman designed the costumes herself and made tweaks to the details to denote the different genders of the aliens.
 Show Runs
In 2014, The Starborn was selected to perform two shows in the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. They headlined the downstairs show Thursday at The Hideout Theatre and also played in the same slot as Jimmy Carrane's Improv Nerd Podcast and the OOB lottery show at The State on the closing night of the festival.
- Video by Peter Rogers of their 1/23/15 performance in the 2x4.
- Video of their WaffleFest show from 11/21/2014
- Video of their OOB show at The State from 9/01/2014
- Video of their OOB show at The Hideout Theatre from 8/27/2014
- Video of their TheatreSports bout vs The Fitzgeralds from 05/31/2014.
- Video of their 8th performance from 05/09/2014.
- Another video of the same show.
- Video of their 7th performance from 02/27/2014.
- Video of their 6th performance from 02/20/2014.
- Video of their 5th performance from 02/13/2014.
- Video of their 4th performance from 02/06/2014.
- Video of their 3rd performance from 11/15/2013.
- Video of their 2nd performance from 10/17/2013.
- Video of their 1st performance from the 1/31/13 Free Fringe.
 Press Blurb
The Starborn is an improvised, interactive alien invasion. The playful and devious alien twins (played by Mia Iseman and Ryan Austin) land on Earth to toy with the humans in the audience before they destroy them for good.
But just before they blast us into particle dust, they want to get to know us a little bit. Play with our emotions and see up close the culture they've prepared to destroy for centuries. No seat is safe as they work their way into the audience and observe, misinterpret and often abduct anyone that strikes their fancy. Earth is doomed in the best possible way.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes their 11/21/14 performance in WaffleFest 2014.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers of their performance at The 2014 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes their 8/27/14 show at The 2014 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- photoset by Warren Henderson Of their 05/31/2014 matchup in TheatreSports vs The Fitzgeralds.
- photoset by Warren Henderson Of their 02/27/2014 show in The Threefer.
- photoset by Warren Henderson Of their 02/06/2014 show in The Threefer.
- photoset by Warren Henderson that includes their 11/15/2013 performance in the 2x4.
- photoset by Warren Henderson Of their 10/17/2013 show in The Threefer.
- Photoset by Dave Alley that includes their 9/3/15 show at The 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.