Austin Secrets: AKA "the show based on PostSecret", AKA "the show I am still kicking myself for not auditioning for the last time they did it". People mail their secrets to the Hideout, and the Hideout performs scenes using those secrets as inspiration. I can't think another improv show that's more consistently honest and dramatic than this one.
Violet Underbelly: AKA "the film noir show". If it weren't the Hideout, and it weren't Kareem directing, I would be kind of leery of an improvised film noir show. It's easy to do 'improv film noir' with lazy signifiers and an oh-so-cute "isn't film noir silly?" attitude, and miss out on how film noir actually feels. I have high hopes for this show, though.
Holy 1960s Batman, Batman!: AKA "Deano Jones as Adam West as Batman". This may not be a show I have to do (though it would certainly be fun), but it's 100% a show I have to see. This is also the show where I'm most excited to see what Kaci does with the set.
Live Nude Improv: This, I feel 'meh' about. The description doesn't tell me anything, and the Hideout folks are being oh-so-coy as to what it even is. I suppose I'll reserve judgment on the show 'til I know anything about it.
Spirited: AKA "the improv show based loosely on Miyazaki movies". Dunno if I'll audition for this one, but I will definitely watch it, if only to see the giant monsters.
Charles Dickens Unleashed: Yay! They're remounting this one for the holidays! Hopefully they will have me back for season two.
Dungeon Master (now called "The Sandbox"): I'm intrigued by the concept here -- it's less like "the audience sits and watches a show", and more like a LARP or a "Haunted Trails" walk. The audience, as I understand it, is literally *in* the story as an improvisor guides them through dramatic situations.
Showdown: AKA "Improvised Deadwood". There is a reason this is scheduled against "Violet Underbelly", and that reason is "God hates me." I love the choice to take on the serious, gritty westerns that have been especially popular in recent years, as this gets the show away from that winking, "Oh, let's play at doing a half-ass job of the genre" kind of show. I don't know the western genre as well as I should, but I will absolutely have to see this one.
Improvised Philip K. Dick (title TBA): Holy crap. This may just be flatly impossible to pull off, which is the sort of ambition I like in an improv show. Philip K. Dick was the science fiction novelist who wrote (among other things) the works adapted into Blade Runner, Total Recall, and A Scanner Darkly. The wikipedia page has the perfect quote: "In my writing I even question the universe; I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real." I love the notion that an improv show will wrestle with that kind of philosophical territory.
Improvised 90210 (title TBA): I'm more excited about this one than is probably sensible. I'm not even exactly sure why -- I wasn't a huge fan of the show, but I am convinced that it would be a blast to improvise in that kind of a universe. The director is Lauren Zinn, who will no doubt have lots of fun with this sort of decadent melodrama.
Improvised Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys (title TBA): The source material is not for me -- I pretty much went straight from children's books to Agatha Christie, without any YA material in between -- but the co-director, Audrey Sansom, is the same woman who created and ran One More Night, AKA "the best improv show I've ever done".
So, those are the shows. Even if I got cast in everything I wanted to (a prospect which becomes less and less likely as the local talent pool gets better and better), schedule conflicts would make doing all those shows impossible. Hopefully I can nab a cast spot here and there. In the meantime, I'll keep doing Dancy Street gigs and (hopefully) Friday-night shows at the Hideout as well. Plus, I'm slowly piecing together another "Dubbed Indemnity TV Party" for sometime in January.