Sarah Kinsella

Ensemble Cast | Teacher

Joined Impro Melbourne:  

Performance background:

Sarah is a brave and fearless improviser who isn’t scared to swing effortlessly between comedy one moment and truth and pathos the next. Expect songs, honest truth and whatever you do, do not make eye contact with her, you just might be part of the show! She will do whatever it takes.

On the Web: Sarah Kinsella 

Teaching background:

Sarah is one of the most exciting and energetic Improvisational teachers you will ever find.  As a teacher Sarah incorporates over 20 years of expertise into every class including, improvisation, acting, business trainer of group dynamics, body language and coaching. Sarah creates workshops and shows for theatre, corporate groups and schools.

Student Testimonials:  

"Sarah Kinsella is one of those shiny, energetic and inspirational people you rarely come across in life. If you ever have the opportunity to be taught by, work with or perform with Sarah you are in for the time of your life and a truly wild and wonderful ride". - Rama Nicholas - Critically acclaimed Australian Actor, Improviser, Director and Writer

“Sarah has a knack for unlocking the greatness in everyone. Thanks to Sarah I feel more confident and ready to tackle anything. She gets you out of your head and into the real world!” - SK Milan

“Sarah is an excellent teacher who has a gift for developing group dynamics at the same time as she is able to encourage individuals to explore their own unique contribution to the class.”

“I couldn't get over how relaxed and excited Sarah made us feel.”

Teaching credits 

Performance arts schools
Patrick White Studios
Red Stitch Actors Studio
St. Martins Theatre
School of Film and Television
Comedy Festival, class clowns

Improvisation Companies
Monteal Improv Festival
Bay Area Theatresports
Unexpected Productions
Teatro di improvvisazione a Bologna

Improvisation Festivals
Leuven – Belgium 2006
Bay Area Theatresports 2002
Monteral Improv Festival 2017
Improvention, Canberra

Impro credits
St. Martin’s Theatre 1992 - 1996
Loose Moose Theatre, Calgary, Canada 2000
Unexpected Productions, Seattle, USA 2000
Rapid Fire Theatre, Edmonton, Canada 2000
Keith Johnstone’s Sex & Violence, BATS, San Francisco, USA 2001
Unexpected Productions, Melbourne - 2004
Kate Herbert - Shakespeare 2003 - 2004
Keith Johnston, Melbourne,  2002, 2004 & 2006
Touring Internationally Asia, Euro and North America 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008
Montreal Improv Festival. Canada Mprov 2017

Theatre credits
Gracey - International Teachers Conference, Brisbane, 1996
Harold - Impro performances, Director Russell Fletcher
IMPRO Jim Jams - MICF, 1998 - 1999
Impro Performances - Unexpected Productions, Seattle - 2000
Bingo Board of Doom - Calamity Wayne, 2001
Comedy Club - 2003
Theatresports™ Grand Final- IM, 2001-2004, 2007, 2010-2011
Impro Lounge - MICF - 2002
Deepening the Work - Director Kate Herbert - VCA, La Mama
When We First Met - Director by Kate Herbert
Theatreworks, Impro Melbourne, 2002
Regional tour of Victoria - Impro Melbourne, 2001- 2017
A Piece of Pie - Director Rik Brown, Fringe Festival - 2002
Improvised Shakespeare - Director Kate Herbert,
Carlton Courthouse & La Mama, 2002 - 2004
Dead Tragic - Director Geoff Wallis, Theatreworks - 2003
Micetro - Comedy Club, 2003 - 2004
True Fiction Magazine - Director Paul Kilim, La Mama – 2003
Spontaneous Broadway, 2004 – 2010
Random The Musical, 2012
Late Nite Impro - MICF, 2000 - 2014
Shakespeare Scared Scriptless, VCA/Carlton Courthouse – 2004
Celebrity Theatresports™, MC - 2005
Impro Allsorts, MICF, 2005
Celebrity Theatresports™, 2006 – 2014
Sydney National Championships, 2014 & 2017
Soap-a-thon (52 hour Improvised Marathon) 2011 – 2014
Watson: Who’s Afraid of the Dark? MICF  2015
Witches, Giants, Twits and Peaches touring show 2016
Heroes and Villains touring show, 2017

TV credits
Sideliners ABC, 2017
Angry Piñata - Comedy Channel
SN:TV Audience Supervisor (warm up & co-ordination), 2002
On the Streets’, Search for Australia's next Top Model - Foxtel Production/Talent Co-Coordinator, 2001 - 2004
VCA Films

Film credit: Love Match 2013

Radio credits: ABC 774

Impro motto or quote:  “Play Hard” - Rama Nicholas

Impro Mentor: Patti Stiles

Favourite Impro Melbourne show or role:  All of the Melbourne International Comedy Festivals

Comic inspirations: Russell Fletcher, Madeline Kahn, Lucille Ball, Tim Curry, Robin Williams

My little secret: I like to think of at least one person per show, to light up or give a good time to.


Winner Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 2014 - Watson: Who’s Afraid of the Dark?