Austin/Austin (said Austin and Austin) is a duo of friends Ryan Austin and Quinn Buckner with the conscious goal of creating a long term troupe capable of doing regular shows and attending festivals. The duo was conceptualized in early 2014 (earliest email they can find is from 1/16/14) when after many months of throwing around the name "Austin and Austin" they had their first rehearsal and confirmed wanting to start a duo. The name Austin/Austin comes from Quinn Buckner's first name (Austin) and Ryan Austin's last name.
Don't Worry About it
Basic montage with the stipulation that each scene end with the phrase "Don't Worry About It" as organically as possible. Its the goal that the audience (and maybe even players) become so engaged in the scene that they forget the phrase is coming.
Loose proximity based scenes set in a primarily medieval fantasy world. After an pulling inspiration from 1 of 3 Dungeons and Dragons books (Gear, Monsters and NPCs), an initial scene serves as the base scene in which all the other scenes take places around or during either directly or indirectly. E.g an explosion in one scene may happen in another scene but far away
Two Lost Brothers
More grounded narrative in which Ryan and Quinn play two brothers that become lost in a place decided at the top of the show. Potentially a mono-scene depending on if the brothers are forced to split up. To grab the suggestion they inverse the classic "audience yells out something and the troupe picks something they like" standard for Ryan rambling off locations that they haven't been to yet and the audience picking what they like.
- WaffleFest 11/20/2015
- Pgraph presents 05/29/2015
- 05/2015 in the 2x4
- 02/27/2015 in the 2x4
- 11/02/21014 show in The Weekender
- 09/07/2014 show in The Weekender
- 03/27/14 show at Free Fringe.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers which includes their 9/1/15 performance in The 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Who Are We? Long Version
"Austin/Austin is the joining of two friends whose goal is to try everything and become the best they can be while having as much fun as possible. Ryan Austin is the group's debonair lady killer providing grounded scene work and an unstoppable positive energy. Quinn Buckner has been performing since 2009 and brings to the table an eye for support, an abundance of physicality, and a pension for fun. Ryan and Quinn have separately been to festivals from Out of Bounds to Improvaganza in Hawaii and have done numerous mainstages at the Hideout Theatre as well as shows all around Austin. "