Ensemble Cast | Teacher
Joined Impro Melbourne: 2015
Skills: Actor, Improvisor, Technician, Stage manager, Teacher.
A Bachelor of Performing Arts student at Monash University, Brenna has been inmprovising since 2013. Her improvisation career began performing Murder on Puffing Billy, an improvised murder mystery set on the moving Puffing Billy train. She performs regularly in Impro Melbourne’s seasons of work and recently co-directed the 2016/17 seasons of Smells Like a Song, an improvised musical, for the company. She is also a regular performer with Soothplayers - Completely Improvised Shakespeare.
It is the joy of play that draws Brenna to Improvisation and she loves sharing this joy with students. Brenna has developed and taught Youth Acting and Performance workshops for Gemco Players, Improvisation and Cast Development workshops for performance groups, and now is very excited to be teaching Improvisation for Impro Melbourne.
"Brenna makes everyone feel comfortable and included. She's great!"
Impro Melbourne Ensemble
Soothplayers: Completely Improvised Shakespeare
Grand Theft Impro 2017
Theatresports™ 2015, 2016, 2017
Maestro Impro 2015, 2016, 2017
Performed at Improvention 2016 Canberra
Co-directed Smells Like a Song 2016/17 Melbourne
Impro motto or quote:
“There are people who prefer to say 'yes' and there are people who prefer to say 'no'. Those who say 'yes' are rewarded by the adventures they have. Those who say 'no' are rewarded by the safety they attain.” - Keith Johnstone
I’ve been lucky enough to work with many amazing and generous improvisers, and the ones that I look up to most have taught me that you never finish learning.
Favourite IM show or role:
I love performing in Maestro for its unpredictability and in Impro Melbourne’s musical formats for the joy of storytelling through song.
Comic inspirations: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Terry Pratchett.
My little secret:
Sometimes, the best cast warm up before a show is to sing/shout the words to ‘Let Me Entertain You’ by Robbie Williams whilst playing exaggerated air guitar. Works for me!