|Primary Theater||The Hideout Theatre|
Roy Janik (/ˈjɑːnɪk/; AKA Roy Danger) is an improv performer, teacher, and director.
Roy is a co-owner of The Hideout Theatre and its Artistic Director.
A post from him about the first improv show he ever saw:
The first show I remember seeing was Micetro, sometime around 2000, maybe, in the downstairs. Man, I didn't know it at the time, but it was early on in the Hideout's life.
I don't remember much about it, except that I did like it. I remember someone in a black turtleneck I thought was the epitome of cool. I remember that Yasmine was in the show, because I knew her vaguely from something else.
I remember getting my suggestion gently shut down by the director. Someone had said something like "pirates" and I was like "monkey pirates", thinking that if pirates were funny, monkey pirates were even funnier. Note that these aren't the actual suggestions. I just can't remember.
And I remember that it was someone's first solo scene as a performer. The directors made a HUGE deal out of the fact that they were doing their first solo scene, and I remember thinking as an audience member that it was a really big deal. My mind invented a whole backstory... that this girl had somehow graduated and had been given the go-ahead before the show to do a solo scene, etc., etc...
But yeah, I liked the show, but I never felt the inclination to go back. I would've if it had come up.
- After School Improv
- Boy, Howdy!
- The Andersons (Mr. Cooper)
- Austin Secrets (creator/director)
- The Black Vault
- Blood, Sweat, and Cheers (director)
- Improvised Shakespeare
- Savage Swords
- Theatresports (director)
- Thinning the Herd
- The Violet Underbelly
- Who Is T. Henry Baudecliffe?