THIS AMERICAN LIVE shares much with the well-known NPR show from which it takes its name: the format, the tone, and most importantly, the enthusiasm for personal stories. However, the Live theatrical setting gives it opportunities that couldn’t be “seen” on the radio.
Each week, a different topic will be explored as led by Michael Ferstenfeld, the Austonian Ira Glass, with a diverse army of performer storytellers behind him. TAL looks not only to present the widest array of narratives, but to redefine narrative. Any given show will include a mix of script and improvisation, interviews and monologues, video and sketch and dance and burlesque and whatever else the Austin talent pool has to offer.