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Hawk & Wayne’s IT'S A LIVING!

An improv comedy show based on work experiences.

It's a Living Starring Gavin Hawk & Ricky Wayne


Sunday, July 6 @ 6pm

Drinks at the bar and non-stop laughter!

Inspired by an audience member's suggestion of their place of employment, Hawk and Wayne will take you through an unscripted, hilarious, improvised stream of consciousness complete with bizarre employees, workplace politics and corporate shenanigans with wit, surrealism and non-stop laughs!

First Sunday of every month running through August 2014.

Tickets: $10  ticket purchase.  Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.

For a taste of the comedic stylings of Hawk & Wayne, check out this video of their previous improv show, NEWS OF THE WEIRD: LIVE!

Here's what the critics say about Hawk & Wayne:

"They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look." - Mark Leib, Creative Loafing

“Perhaps the success of Hawk & Wayne is due to their ability to blend two uniquely different improv styles: Wayne spent years performing and studying at The Groundlings in Los Angeles, while Hawk studied at The Second City and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. Much could be written on the differences between the two styles, but in essence west-coast improv is rooted in character work, while Chicago improv is relationship-based, seeking the "truth in comedy”. Hawk & Wayne bring them together beautifully.” –Heidi Lux-Gillon, Tampa Bay Informer

"Just two months in, Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne’s News of the Weird: Live is already a comedy hit, providing a new entertainment go-to at the acclaimed American Stage — and quite possibly, a reason to believe in live local improv again." -Mina Abgoon, Creative Loafing

“Surprising, daring and totally original.” –


GAVIN HAWK is a native of the Los Angeles area. He trained in improvisation and sketch comedy at The Second City and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. In addition to improvisation, he currently serves as  Artistic Director of A Simple Theatre in St. Petersburg. Acting credits include Barefoot in the Park and The Foreigner (American Stage),  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (freeFall Theatre), Hate Mail (Studio@620), Cider House Rules: Parts I & II (California Repertory Company), Gross Indecency (Huntington Theatre) and Over the Tavern II: King O' The Moon (Studio Arena/Pittsburgh Public). He is the Associate Professor of Theatre at Eckerd College and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Gavin is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

RICKY WAYNE was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ricky trained in sketch comedy and improvisation at the famed Groundlings in Los Angeles. Ricky is proud to call American Stage his artistic home. AS audiences might remember him as Marc in Art and Carl in Opus. Other regional theatre credits include Congratulations, Joe! (A Simple Theatre) and Speed-the-Plow (Tampa Bay Players). Some film credits include Real Steel, The Chaos Experiment, SWAT: Firefight, Free Ride, Love and Honor, and Who is Delsin? Television credits include Low Winter Sun, Revolution, Army Wives, The Glades, Charlie’s Angels, Treme, Burn Notice and many made for television movies for Syfy Channel, TNT and MTV. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Gasparilla International Film Festival and the Central Florida Member Representative for SAG-AFTRA Southeast Board of Directors. He is represented by Brevard Talent Group.

Together, HAWK & WAYNE combine a unique mixture of the Chicago and West Coast long-form improvisation styles through Hawk’s training at Second City Chicago and Wayne’s training at Los Angeles’ Groundlings. They are currently in their fifth year in residence at Tampa Bay's largest Equity theatre company, American Stage in St. Petersburg, where they have done year long runs of their critically acclaimed shows: The Dumb Show, 321, The Memory, News of the Weird: Live!, and It's a Living! They have performed at numerous festivals, comedy clubs and theaters throughout the Southeast. They both founded and are directors/educators of American Stage Education’s Intensive Improvisation Program.

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American Stage Theatre Company is located at 163 3rd Street North in the heart
of downtown St. Petersburg. Performed in our lobby cabaret.  

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