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About the Founder

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Baby # 1

I grew up in this area;

In high school I saw my first improv show, Playback Theater West. It was profound to watch and it stayed with me as I headed off to college. To this day I dream about  performing with them.

 

During my theater major I started an improv club that eventually turned into a small business; we toured, offered corporate workshops and community classes. After college I headed off to Chicago to train in long-form, where I studied with the greats at iO and Annoyance for five years.

 

Opportunity lead me to southern CA where I performed and taught short form for another five years. I immersed myself in the Ensemble Process at the Esalen Institute and enjoyed set life as an extra. My husband and I decided to move back to my home state where we first met, to raise our two kids. Most days I feel like I have two brains!

Competing (and placing third! with baby brain!) at the OC Improv Cup, 2011

Over the last couple of decades

in addition to being focused on raising the kiddos, I've been a producer for a major video game company, a drama teacher and a substitute teacher. All the while with it in the back of my mind to get back into performing.

 

To keep the chops wet (and my sanity intact!) I've been studying with Joanna Rotkin in an improv dance form that has been called Dog Dance and is now known as Sky Inside.

 

It is the stillness from this dance form that I am interested in integrating into a Long-form/short form fusion style show.

 

In 2023 I established Longmont Out Loud (LOL), a small production company, with the interest in supporting and promoting local performance. My passion and calling is in collaboration and this is what I wish to bring to my community in a safe and supportive environment.

Audrey Grace, Founding Member

LOL

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Baby # 2

Dancing with the Sky Inside, 2019.

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Let's Fly Now! Longmont Times Call Article
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When I am not organizing performance events I chair the Youth Outreach Program as a member of the Colorado 99s (check out this video, Navigators Take Flight, which I created in 2020).

 

Here we are last year at Vance Brandt Airport in Longmont during the Let's Fly Now event I coordinated, October 1st, 2022.

Fun Fact!

I was in the first theatrical show ever to be performed at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, CO. At the time it was known as the Space for Dance and it was still a warehouse.

 

The company was Holy Cow! Theater Company, created by Maggie Donaghy, Carol Crutchlow and Tom Brown. The show was The Trixter Returns and I played Susie the angst teenager. It was my first run and paid gig as an actor.

The Trixter Returns Playbill
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Susie, in The Trixter Returns, 1992

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