Asaf Ronen – Austin, TX
Asaf Ronen is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of YESand.com, a website devoted to improvisation, and is the author of Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way. Having been involved in improv since 1990, Asaf has performed with NY Theatresports, ComedySportz, and several other troupes out of New York City, most recently the duo Imp. which does improvised vignettes using as few words as possible. As a coach and director, he has worked with the all-girl group goga, the improvised comic book adventure show Ka-Baam!!, and Death in the City, a dramatic longform improv piece, at the NY Fringe Festival.
Asaf has taught improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in seventeen of The United States at festivals or through regional theaters, as well as throughout NYC’s public school system as a resident artist through LEAP, New Horizons and as part of Weist-Barron’s ACTeen program. In 2000, he worked with Cirque du Soleil as a scout for improvisational talent.
Currently, he resides in Austin, TX where he produces, performs and teaches improvisation through Coldtowne Theater. He is also writing and directing the improvisation in a new animated series, Break Rooom, which will be airing online in the Spring through Rooster Teeth Productions.