Hideout Mainstage Shows

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Traditional Mainstage Shows

The Hideout's traditional mainstage shows happen at 8pm on Saturdays. Starting in 2009, each show has had a run that lasts for two months -- though on rare occasions, especially successful shows are 'held over' into 6pm productions in the following month.


In the early years, specific runs of shows were rare. Apart from Start Trekkin', Sean Hill presented various Keith Johnstone formats in its Saturday 8pm slot.

Start Date End Date Show Directed by
1999 5/14/04 (Various Johnstone formats) Sean Hill
5/15/04 5/29/04 Start Trekkin' Sean Hill, Troy Miller
5/30/04 3/31/05 (Various Johnstone formats) Sean Hill
4/1/05 5/31/05 Start Trekkin' Sean Hill, Troy Miller
6/1/05 8/30/05 (Various Johnstone formats) Sean Hill
9/1/05 11/30/05 Start Trekkin' Sean Hill, Troy Miller
12/1/05 3/3/06 (Various Johnstone formats) Sean Hill


Starting with The Great Mundane in 2006, the Hideout went to a more regular schedule of one-to-two month show runs. These included sketch shows, genre shows, troupe shows, and traditional Johnstone formats.

Start Date End Date Show Directed by
3/4/06 4/8/06 The Great Mundane Jay Bernardo, Jon Hunt
4/15/06 5/19/06 The Sicks Farewell Tour The Sicks
5/1/06 5/31/06 Start Trekkin' Sean Hill, Troy Miller
7/29/06 9/24/06 Cops & Lawyers David Lampe, Troy Miller
10/26/06 12/16/06 Gorilla Theater Andy Crouch
1/1/07 1/31/07 Available Cupholders Jeremy Sweetlamb
2/1/07 3/31/07 Six Degrees Andy Crouch, Sean Hill
4/14/07 6/30/07 Theatresports Dav Wallace, Sean Hill
7/1/07 8/11/07 Boys of Summer Girls Girls Girls
7/18/07 7/25/07 Available Cupholders Jeremy Sweetlamb
9/8/07 11/10/07 Start Trekkin' Troy Miller
1/1/08 3/15/08 Improvised Shakespeare Andy Crouch
3/15/08 4/30/08 Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls
5/1/08 6/30/08 Ka-Baam!! Asaf Ronen
7/12/08 8/23/08 Boys of Summer Girls Girls Girls
9/1/08 11/18/08 Start Trekkin' Troy Miller
11/1/08 12/1/08 Cochise Improv for Evil
1/1/09 2/28/09 After School Improv Kaci Beeler
3/1/09 3/31/09 Hyperlinks Asaf Ronen
4/1/09 4/30/09 Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls


In mid-2009, the Hideout went to a regular mainstage schedule, with a new improv run every two months. These schedules have been curated by Roy Janik.

Start Date End Date Show Directed by
May 2009 Jun 2009 Improvised Shakespeare Andy Crouch
Jul 2009 Aug 2009 Boys of Summer Girls Girls Girls
Sep 2009 Oct 2009 Ka-Baam!! Asaf Ronen
Nov 2009 Dec 2009 Charles Dickens Unleashed Jessica Arjet, Kaci Beeler
Apr 2019 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
Mar 2010 Apr 2010 Hitchcocked! Sean Hill, Troy Miller
May 2010 Jun 2010 The Andersons Patrick Daniel
Jul 2010 Aug 2010 Who Is T. Henry Baudecliffe? Curtis Luciani, Kaci Beeler
Sep 2010 Oct 2010 Theatresports Andy Crouch, Kareem Badr
Nov 2010 Dec 2010 The Hideout Holiday Super Special Various
Jan 2011 Feb 2011 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
Mar 2011 Apr 2011 The Violet Underbelly Kareem Badr
May 2011 Jun 2011 Holy 1960s Batman, Batman! Kaci Beeler
Jul 2011 Aug 2011 Live Nude Improv Andy Crouch
Sep 2011 Oct 2011 Spirited Asaf Ronen, Marc Majcher
Nov 2011 Dec 2011 Charles Dickens Unleashed Jessica Arjet, Kaci Beeler
Jan 2012 Feb 2012 The Sci-Fi Comedy Double Feature Sean Hill, Troy Miller
Mar 2012 Apr 2012 Process Jeremy Sweetlamb
May 2012 Jun 2012 Rock Kacey Samiee, Michael Brockman
Jul 2012 Aug 2012 Manhattan Stories Jon Bolden, Valerie Ward
Sep 2012 Oct 2012 The Black Vault Marc Majcher
Nov 2012 Dec 2012 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
Jan 2013 Feb 2013 Fandom Andy Crouch, Kaci Beeler
Mar 2013 Apr 2013 Strange Worlds Jordan T. Maxwell
May 2013 Jun 2013 Theatresports Roy Janik, Ryan Austin
Jul 2013 Aug 2013 Fakespeare Andy Crouch
Sep 2013 Oct 2013 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
Nov 2013 Dec 2013 A Bedtime Gorey Valerie Ward
Jan 2014 Feb 2014 I Love You So Much Jessica Arjet, Roy Janik
Mar 2014 Apr 2014 Kenjutsu Kareem Badr, Shannon McCormick
May 2014 Jun 2014 Theatresports Lacy Shawn, Ryan Austin
Jul 2014 Aug 2014 The International Improv Experience Roy Janik
Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Reform School for Wayward Girls Kaci Beeler
Nov 2014 Dec 2014 Nothing and Everything Jon Bolden
Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Wanderlust Ruby Willmann, Aaron Saenz
Mar 2015 Apr 2015 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
May 2015 Jun 2015 Scene of the Crime Troy Miller
Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Happily Ever After Ryan Austin, Roy Janik
Sep 2015 Oct 2015 A Deed So Dark Valerie Ward
Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Boy, Howdy! Kaci Beeler
Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Savage Swords Marc Majcher
Mar 2016 Apr 2016 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
May 2016 Jun 2016 Fiasco Peter Rogers
Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Process Jeremy Sweetlamb
Sep 2016 Oct 2016 I'll Take the Physical Challenge! Courtney Hopkin
Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Peter Pan and the Great Unknown Kaci Beeler
Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Start Trekkin' Andy Crouch, Ben Sterling
Mar 2017 Apr 2017 Theatresports Ryan Austin, Manuel Duran
May 2017 Jun 2017 How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation Jordan T. Maxwell, J.R. Zambrano
Jul 2017 Aug 2017 The Kindness of Strangers Rob Yoho, Kaci Beeler
Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Death By Musical Margaret Rose Hunsicker, Roy Janik
Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Dance Dreams Rachel Posey Austin, Valerie Ward
Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Orphans! Bridget Brewer, Kaci Beeler
Apr 2018 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
May 2018 Jun 2018 Sexy Future Space Lady Courtney Hopkin
Jul 2018 Aug 2018 A Big Gay Musical Bridget Brewer
Sep 2018 Oct 2018 La Vida de los Muertos J. R. Zambrano, Cat Drago
Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Harry Potter and the Blank Stage Caeriel Crestin
Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Grand Miséry Mallory Schlossberg, Margaret Hunsicker
Apr 2019 Austin Secrets Roy Janik
May 2019 Jun 2019 Harriet and Adanna Save Capitol High Kaci Beeler, Margaret Hunsicker
Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Make It So Cat Drago, Ace Manning
Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Circus of the Damned Aaron Saenz, Jessica Arjet
Nov 2019 Dec 2019 The Hallmark Holiday Musical Rachel Creason, Monica Mahertinez

Student Mainstage Shows

Starting in 2014, the Hideout began presenting two mainstage shows every Saturday: their 'traditional' mainstage shows in the downstairs theater, and student mainstage shows, featuring either current or recent Hideout students, in their upstairs theater. Each student mainstage runs for a single month.

In 2014 and 2015, the student mainstages were curated by Ruby Willmann, with Caeriel Crestin taking over the job in 2016.

Month Show Directed by
Apr 2012 After School Improv Jason Vines
Feb 2014 What the F@*$ Ruby Willmann
Apr 2014 Camp Madeupponathaspotta Jon Bolden
Jun 2014 Cochise Marc Majcher
Aug 2014 The Dahl House Valerie Ward
Oct 2014 The Aftermath Jordan T. Maxwell
Dec 2014 A Penny Dreadful Troy Miller
Feb 2015 One Small Step Andreas Fabis, Jessica Arjet
Apr 2015 Golden Marc Majcher
Jun 2015 SongRunner Kacey Samiee, Ammon Taylor
Aug 2015 Close Up Caeriel Crestin, Jessica Arjet
Oct 2015 Teenage Wasteland Jordan T. Maxwell
Dec 2015 Home for the Holidays Valerie Ward
Feb 2016 183 Dewberry Lane Caeriel Crestin
Apr 2016 Origins Manuel Duran, Roy Janik
Jun 2016 The Secret Life of Inanimate Objects J. R. Zambrano, Marc Majcher
Aug 2016 Story to the Death Andy Crouch
Oct 2016 Adventure PhD Andreas Fabis, Jessica Arjet
Dec 2016 The Untitled Avant-Garde Theater Project with a Really Long Title Jon Bolden
Feb 2017 All You Need is Love Jessica von Schramm, Ryan Austin
Apr 2017 Rewind Caeriel Crestin
Jun 2017 Buddy Cop Marc Majcher
Aug 2017 Click Click Whir Valerie Ward
Oct 2017 Soundstage 23 Aspen Webster, Caeriel Crestin
Dec 2017 Local on the Eights J. R. Zambrano, Peter Rogers
Feb 2018 Story to the Death Andy Crouch, Jessica Soos
Apr 2018 ¡Escándalo! Jessica von Schramm, Luke Wallens
Jun 2018 Things You Love, The Musical Caeriel Crestin
Aug 2018 The Well-Made Play Lindsey McGowen, Peter Rogers
Oct 2018 Meat Cute Monica Martinez Maher, Ryan Austin
Dec 2018 Holiday Party Disaster Jessica Arjet, Andreas Fabis
Feb 2019 Small Town Girl Monica Mahertinez, Rachel Creason
Apr 2019 Silly Love Songs Aspen Webster, Casey Marie
Jun 2019 Dystopian Teen Future Frank Sánchez, Jess von Schramm
Aug 2019 That! Big! 80s! Musical! Mallory Schlossberg
Oct 2019 What They Do in the Darkness Caeriel Crestin
Dec 2019 Murder Most Cozy Valerie Ward

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