Patrick Duffy

Ensemble Cast | Teacher | Facilitator | Corporate Manager | Theatresports Challenge Co-Director

Joined Impro Melbourne: 2010

Skills: Actor, Improvisor, Director, Designer, Tutor, Corporate Entertainer.

Performance Background:

Winner of both the NZ and Australian Theatresports Nationals, He was one of the founding members of Christchurch’s ‘Court Jesters’, is the Impro Melbourne Schools Theatresports Challenge co-ordinator and Corporate co-ordinator, has performed throughout NZ, Australia, America and Europe and was instrumental in the creation of the ‘World Buskers Festival’ in NZ.

Whether its on the International stage or the street Patrick’s performances emanates the passion he has for Impro. 

Patrick's Website  Patrick's Friends of the Gargoyle

Teaching Background:

With over 25 years of theatre and teaching experience, Patrick prides himself on delivering creative, and impressive improvisation based training …each with personality, intelligence and integrity.

In addition to the skills of improvisation as a theatre form Patrick’s work is also focused on helping people increase the level of engagement, interactivity, connection and fun - personally and professionally, insuring that the impact is deep & sustained and above all fun.

Student Testimonials: 

“Patrick was a fantastic instructor. He was full of energy, enthusiastic and engaging throughout the entire course and his upbeat attitude was highly contagious. It was clear from day one he lives and breathes improv and I am very pleased with the skills I have learned and improved on as a result of his teachings.”

“Patrick is a good man who knows his stuff.”

“Patrick is just this legend, you know?”

Teaching credits

Performance arts schools
NZ National Youth Theatre ( NZ )
NASDA: National Academy of Song, Dance and Acting ( NZ )

Improvisation Companies
Court Jesters NZ
Fastfood Munich Germany

Impro performance credits 

Court Jesters Impro company: Christchurch NZ
Fastfood Impro: Munich Germany
New York Impro Festival, New York, USA
Rotterdam Impro Festival, Rotterdam Holland

Theatre credits: Company member Court Theatre Christchurch NZ

Impro motto or quote: "Embrace the Chaos." 

Favourite IM show or role

Show: ‘Gorilla’
Role: Tramp in ‘Waiting for God Knows’

Comic inspirations: Charlie Chaplin, Tina Fey, Jim Carry.

My little secret: 

I feel I play better if I’m wearing a shirt, tie and good shoes


New Zealand Theatresports National Winner 2007
Australian Theatresports National Winner 2012
X6 International design awards World of Wearable Art 2009-2011