Ellen Pizarek

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Ellen Pizarek


Primary Theater The Hideout Theatre & The Institution Theater
Years Active 2010-2012, 2015-present


Ellen began taking improv classes at the Hideout Theatre in November of 2010 as a way to make new friends in the new city of Austin. She continued through level six at the Hideout, and also participated in Levels 1 and 2 at Merlin Works. She performed in Maestro, Fancy Pants, and a few Free Fringe performances. In April of 2012, she was cast by Kevin Miller in the troupe Kosher Bacon at a MerlinWorks mixer. The troupe went on to perform a run of shows at the Salvage Vanguard Theater with their format "Underwaged". Later in 2012, Ellen participated as an adjunct performer and puppet tech for the black light puppet show "Off the Reef" produced by Sara Farr and directed by Dave Buckman.

In December of 2012, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and then married Tom Pizarek in June 2013. Ellen took levels 1 and 2 in San Francisco at Leela Improv. She also participated in two workshops facilitated by EndGames Improv. In February of 2015, Ellen and Tom moved back to Austin. Ellen has since performed in Maestro and FancyPants in the 46-Hour Improv Marathon. She began Level 2 at the Institution Theater in August and took Jessica Arjet's four week Wonder Women workshop at the Hideout Theatre. She was cast in Tall Tales of the High Seas which runs in February and March of 2016 at the Institution Theater.



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