Glassworks Head Out On Tour Which Includes Huge Phoenix Improv Festival

Eric Christenson

The Glassworks improv boys are known to tour relentlessly, bringing their absurdist brand of off-the-cuff chuckles to theatres and spaces all over the nation. The crew – which consists of Mack Hastings, Elliot Heinz, and Alex Raney – is heading out for a three-week tour around the southern part of the US in April, which includes a spot at the 14th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival on April 17. The festival is held at the beautiful Herberger Theater in Phoeniz, Ariz. which means the local kids will be doing improv for around 1,000 people. Glassworks is one of 27 acts performing at this year’s festival. Before the tour, the boys will be having a send-off show at Forage (930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 214, Banbury Place) on April 11 at 8pm. A suggested donation of $5 will go towards tour expenses. Meanwhile, the group is still hard at work polishing the last few bits of a 22-minute sketch show pilot (two sketches – “Dave Pahr’s Used Cars” and “Detention” – have already been released online) and Heinz and Hastings teach monthly improv classes for their Eau Claire Improv Grounds. To learn more, head to glassworksimprov.com