Kristin Henn, Festival Director

Kristin Henn teaches, produces and performs Improv in Austin, Texas. You can catch her performing weekly with What’s the Story Steve at ColdTowne Theater and at libraries throughout Texas. She has taught Improv and Creative Drama to children and adults for 8 years and holds a BFA in Directing Theatre and an MA in Theatre History and Criticism. She is a proud graduate of the ColdTowne Conservatory and has taken classes and workshops from countless visiting artists. This is her second year to direct Excused Absence and she is excited to see where we’ll go this year!

Nathan Sowell, Executive Producer

Nathan is a seasoned performer, a gifted teacher and a fantastic addition to our team. In addition to his work with Excused Absence Comedy, he performs, teaches and house manages at ColdTowne Theater. Nathan is very photogenic and could probably be a model if comedy doesn’t work out.

Christian Payne, Tech, Marketing and Events

Christian is a performer and tech wizard with a natural ability to corral children and adults. You can catch him on the ColdTowne stage or in the tech booth almost every day of the week. Christian is fun on road trips and knows a lot of stuff about Texas.

Jospehh Stahlman, Producer

Josephh is a performer and teacher who can be seen almost any night of the week on the ColdTowne stage. His enthusiasm and commitment, along with his non stop ability to entertain the people around him, make him a valued member of our team.