Glassworks Improv consists of Alex Raney, Elliot Heinz, and Mack Hastings. Glassworks Improv started in 2013… Like the best bands and improv groups, they bring both a frantic energy and a focused poise to every performance. Like Philip Glass (their namesake), they can find energy and new life in repetition, in variation. They walk these lines without fear, as friends.
The fun that they have on stage is palpable. Yes, every performance is different, but they are linked by a common bond, one forged through years of playing together, whether as friends or as serious improvisors. It is beautiful and youthful and fragile and perfect. There is an authenticity to each member that comes across with each performance. They started as friends, and have carried this into adulthood. Now they are touring and building a name for themselves. There is a hunger there, not a hunger for fame or money, but a deeper, truer hunger – the hunger of young artists. They want to be the best at their craft that they can be, they want to wring from themselves any bit of talent and leave it onstage, forever in search of the perfect show. Even just the search for a perfect moment. It is powerful to behold. Also it is funny. Everything I write after that seems redundant and less meaningful, so I’ll try to keep it brief.
Go see this group. Now. If improv is about truth, then these young men are prophets and truth tellers. You don’t walk the other way when a prophet comes to town, you run to them, or get hit by giant fireballs. – Ian Jacoby
See their show with Classy Pants: