Asaf Ronen

Asaf Ronen

Asaf Ronen is a guest instructor at the DSI Comedy Theater

ASAF RONEN resides in Austin where he is the Education Director of The Institution Theater. 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!!, 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.