Improv Anonymous Featuring Sundaram “Suny” Ader

Improv Anonymous Featuring Sundaram “Suny” Ader
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Improv Anonymous explores the hidden world of shame and how we mere mortals deal with it. Using Interview and Improv as both windows in to and methods for illumination of the dark recesses of our guests’ past humiliation, mortification, and embarrassment, our host, Paul Normandin, together with our live audience, Improv Anonymous will shine some tender light on our guests past discomfort and offer support and hope while finding understanding and unexpected humor.

Director, Kenny Madison, is an Improv actor with over six years of performance and two years of therapy. Kenny knows shame and seeks to challenge our understanding of it pulling from his personal experience in a twelve-step program related to relationships and addiction as well as the influences of comedians like Jimmy Carrane, Paul Gilmartin, and Tig Notaro, who demonstrate the power of melding a comedic tone to serious discussions.

Host, Paul Normandin is the founder of the Improv troupe In Our Prime, a troupe that focuses on real human relationships without fear of the dark places our hearts and minds. Paul has lived a life supporting a close family member with a severe mental illness and is no stranger to the feelings of failure, shame, and stigma associated with a life well examined. Paul is a frequent performer at Austin No Shame Theater where he tells true stories without fear. (Okay, maybe a little fear.)

March's Guest:

March 28th – SUNDARAM “SUNY” ADER is a relative newcomer to the Austin improv and theater scene. In his short time here, he has actively participated in shows at The Institution Theater, as well as Salvage Vanguard Theater and the Lucky Chaos Theater. In his work, Suny seeks to bring an awareness to shame due to mental illness. He has personally struggled with bipolar disorder in his life, which has affected the work that he has—and hasn’t—been able to do. Behind the performer is someone that wants to be understood for the person he really is and seeks to correct any misunderstandings about the shames associated with mental illness.

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By: The Institution Theater

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