Rhys Auteri

Ensemble Cast

Joined Impro Melbourne: 2014

Performance background:

Rhys is a writer, musician and theatremaker. He completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons) at Monash and an Advanced Certificate of Professional Screenwriting at RMIT. He as a founding member of theatre group Welcome Stranger, and he has written and performed in a number of shows in festivals across Australia and New Zealand. He is also a songwriter, playing solo and in the duo Baby Drivers.

Impro credits:

The Soap 2018, 2019
Theatresports™ 2016-2019
Maestro Impro 2016-2019
Smells Like A Song 2018-2020
Grand Theft Impro 2018
Maestro Improvised National Games 2019

Theatre credit:

The End of Cirvall Twilight 2002
Villianus 2006
Bucket’s List 2014
Yes, Prime Minister 2019


RMIT Award (Most Outstanding screenwriting student) 2014
Malthouse Theatre 3D Fest (co-winner) 2002

Improvisiational Companies:

Impro Melbourne 
First Draft Theatre

Impro motto or quote: “Supporting your partner in improvisation is not waiting, but choosing and doing.” – Mick Napier

Impro Mentor: Amy Moule

Favourite IM show or role: The Soap!

Comic inspirations:  Buster Keaton, Ernst Lubitsch, and (of course) The Golden Girls. 

My little secret: Sometimes it really pays to ignore your own clever idea.