“I am going to add a new affliction to the medical journals: ‘Face-ache – a condition caused when an individual laughs and smiles for such an extended period of time that their face aches.’ I got face-ache at Sunday night’s ‘Maestro Impro’™, a generous two-hour helping of improvised scenes, skits and masterly impro battles presented by Impro Melbourne.”
Existentialist duels between moonshiners, a father instructing his daughter on the legacy of piano accordion salesmanship and “do not knock” signs, and a dystopic interpretation of a Chekhov masterpiece, such was the tale of show 4 of Grand Theft Impro.
“The Impro Melbourne crew have been delighting audiences with their antics since 1996. For 2 decades they have performed and taught nationally and internationally, including in Asia, Europe, the Americas and South Africa. They now bring to Melbourne – for the first time – ‘Grand Theft Impro’ a 55-minute rollercoaster ride of spontaneous, unscripted, short sketches.”
This is my 20th year of performing in our late show at the Melbourne Town Hall. I am privileged to have been a part of this Impro Melbourne phenomenon since the beginning, and the one member of our company who has been there every year! A lot of my shoe leather is on that pavement.
From a narrow stairwell in London to the Melbourne Town Hall stage, director Patti Stiles reveals the secret origin of Impro Melbourne’s 2016 Comedy Festival format!
The body knows the story, only the mind doubts. Join us for this special, one-day intensive workshop with Caspar Schjelbred (France), suited to all levels of experience, from novice to veteran!
Impro Melbourne continues to bring you the best in improvisation. Our workshops are all about freeing one’s creative spirit in a positive and safe environment. Our 2016 workshops are now on sale.