Asaf Ronen regularly performs, teaches and produces in Austin, mostly at The Institution Theater of which he was previously the Education Director. He is also a Producer and Education Director of the annual Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. He was a producer on TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP, a documentary on legendary improvisers TJ & Dave that premiered at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival in 2009 and helped develop the improvised film Days of Delusion with director Scott Myers.
He is creator and Editor-in-Chief of YESand.com, a website devoted to improvisation, and the author of Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way. He has been involved in improv since 1990, starting in college and working with Theatresports, ComedySportz and several improv troupes with which he created original new longform shows.
Asaf has taught improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in twenty-three of The United States. His directing credits include the all-girl group goga, the improvised comic book adventure show Ka-Baam!!, the improvised Miyazaki longform Spirited, and Death in the City, a dramatic longform improv piece, at the NY Fringe Festival.
Asaf has taught throughout NYC’s public school system as a resident artist through LEAP and New Horizons and as part of Weist-Barron’s ACTeen. In 2000, Asaf worked with Cirque du Soleil as a scout for improvisational talent.