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Techniques for Character Creation

Stop playing yourself Stuck in a rut of playing various versions of yourself onstage? Do you find yourself wishing your character work was more well-rounded? Tired of playing the same old characters onstage and need to get unstuck? This workshop will give participants several practical techniques that can be applied instantly or utilized in rehearsal […]

Rhyme and Reason

Doth not misseth this The Soothplayers are famous for making up Shakespeare plays on the spot. This workshop will help you hone the skills they use to do so, especially improvising in verse, playing with both sound and sense. We will focus on the aspects of Shakespearean style that offer us strong improvisation tools: luxuriating […]

Improv for Business Success

It’s not just for funny people There’s more to Improv than comedy. In fact, it’s more about learning to “React, Adapt & Communicate,” as well as stay focused and present in the moment at a very high level. This workshop led by the Founder of LMA Professional Development will help think on your feet and […]

Karaoke Yogi

Improv Ensemble Born from the love of positive therapy, this troupe has created a unique recipe for a show that consists of art, health, and humour that will leave you feeling enlightened for days. If the idea of downward-dogging up-close with hundreds of sweaty strangers is slightly daunting, you can inhale deeply and, now exhale […]

Performer Lineup Announced!

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 performers. There is something for everyone at The 2019 Australian Improv Festival. We’ve got long-form improv, short-form improv, musical improv, physical comedy, even Shakespearean improv comedy, and so much more. We have professional acts from all across Australia – and the world – coming together for three amazing […]

Harold Holt

Improv Ensemble 1967. The year Australia saw the end of the six o’clock swill, and death by capital punishment. Indigenous people were recognised by referendum and New England, our would-be seventh state, was not. Postcodes were introduced, and Johnny Farnham smiled his way into our lives with Sadie the Cleaning Lady. Oh and we lost […]

Unplanned Melodies

Musical ensemble Watch and be amazed as an entirely original musical extravaganza is crafted and composed before your very ears. Inspired by stories from a guest speaker, Unplanned Melodies will add a musical spin to a classic improv format! Monologues will turn into musical masterpieces with characters chorusing and cruising from scenes into songs!   Performer […]

Andrew & Mithra

Dreamy duo Every once in a while, the stars align, and the paths of Andrew and Mithra cross to create scenic shows inspired by stories from the audience about childhood dreams and aspirations. Expect a roller coaster of a performance that will have you reminiscing for years to come. Performer Bio Andrew and Mithra have […]