The Stephen Kearin Project (Los Angeles)

Show: Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 10pm

stephen-kearinABOUT THE SHOW

Stephen Kearin is one of our favorite people and performers. A master of genre improvisation, mime/space work, and theatricality, Stephen epitomizes what The Improvised Play Festival is all about.

This year, we decided to bring Stephen down to Austin to direct a special project (and to teach some workshops). So for the festival, he’ll be leading a group of Austin-based improvisers in a show that captures the spirit of his improv philosophies and techniques.

The show, Mélange! Théâtre des Variété, will be a series of vignettes, each one completely different than each other. You’ll feel as though you’re witnessing a collection of short one act plays… each utterly unique.

We couldn’t be more excited.


STEPHEN KEARIN began his career with Bay Area Theatresports in San Francisco, where he was a company member for 14 years. He was a founding member of both Improv Theatre and True Fiction Magazine. Stephen is a current and founding member of 3 FOR ALL. His stage appearances inlcude the stilt-walking Iago in San Francisco Opera’s Otello, as Sally-Sue Weber in A Weber Family Christmas and he originated the role of Blaine Bustier in An Evening With Dirk & Blaine.  Stephen is the co-creator of “Simlish” and was the principal male voice of The Sims, Sims 2.0 and Sims Medieval. He created the Martian languages for Disney’s Mars Needs Moms. He is featured in the DreamWorks Animation films Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar 2&3, Monsters Vs. Aliens and Megamind. Stephen is a visiting instructor at Stanford University and Cirque Du Soleil