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July 19, 2021 48 min

Today, my guest is Kareem Badr. 

Kareem is one of the owners of The Hideout Theatre in Austin, TX  , and with his improv team Parallelogramophonograph, he co-authored “Do It Now”, a book of essays on narrative improvisation. In 2020, his fiction podcast script "Curtains" won the Austin Film Festival script competition.

Great news! The Hideout Theatre has re-opened! PGraph's first show back at the theater is this Thursday, July 22nd!

Hey! We’d love to answer your improv questions, share your feedback, and get your recommendations. Send emails and voice memos to and I made put them on the show. 

We are sponsored by Pineappl, a video app designed for virtual improv. If you want effortless movement and a sense of connection in your virtual classes and shows, Pineappl is the platform for you. Try Pineappl (no final e) for free at

Our theme music is Earth’s Assault on the Central AI by Tettix, courtesy of Tettix, You can find more of their music at

Improv Discussion and Resources, as always, is produced by me, Chris Griswold, for Thunderbolt Comedy. Virtual and in-person classes in improv and sketch comedy at

If you’d like to discuss this episode, visit the Improv Discussion & Resources Facebook group or the ID&R Discord. The links for both will be in the show notes.


  • Improv Discussion & Resources Facebook group
  • Improv Discussion & Resources Discord
  • Pineappl, the video app for virtual improv
  • Thunderbolt Comedy
  • Hideout Theatre
  • SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception

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