The Darkness

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The Darkness was an improv troupe that performed the Bat.


Press Blurb

Their press blurb, taken from a 2013 application to perform at The Hideout Theatre:

The Darkness is a collaboration between students and alumni from The New Movement and Hideout Theatres, which began after each theatre had a bat workshop held by Justin Strackany from The New Movement.

And what is the bat?

The bat is improv in the dark.

No lights.

Just several people seated on stage telling a story through primal sounds, phrases, singular words and emotional conduct.

"What's Your Deal?"

Their answer to the "What's Your Deal?" question on a 2013 application to perform at The Hideout Theatre:

We do the bat.

Our performance is in the dark.

Sometimes with ambient sound.

Sometimes with nothing but our voices and human harmonics to create a story, a "narrative," organically through phrases, single words and primal sounds.

We're an offspring of a Joe Bill workshop that prompted two similar workshops at both the Hideout and New Movement.

Students from both workshops have shown a strong interest in doing more bat improv in and around Austin

so we're looking at theatres to play at.