Theatresports™ Challenge

The next generation of improvisors take the stage!

 

Annoucement for 2020 - Due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel our Theatresports competition for this year. We look forward to 2021 when we will be up and running again. 

 

The next generation of improvisors take the stage!
Join us for the Theatresports™ Schools Challenge a day full of surprises and fun for students and audience alike.The Theatresports™ Schools Challenge brings students together from a diverse range of schools across Melbourne, in the spirit of mutual respect, creativity and support.  

Impro Melbourne firmly believes in improvisation as a tool not only for performance but for creating better and clearer communication and collaboration. It is our belief that when we bring together a diverse range of students on a common playing ground, we are able to foster a greater understanding and respect, which can then be taken back to their respective neighborhoods and social environments.

Two shows - Saturday 8th August

  • Intermediate (Years 7-9) 2pm
  • Senior (Years 10-12) 5:30pm

To register contact Jessica Luu 

Tickets to this event will be on sale soon!

Winning teams in each division receive:

  • Title of Victoria Schools Theatresports™ Champion for the year.
  • A trophy to display at your school.
  • A guest appearance in Impro Melbourne’s Theatresports™ Show.
  • PLUS! All participating players and teachers receive a double pass for one of our Theatresports™ shows.

 What is the Theatresports™ Schools Challenge?

 

Teams of three to five students compete in a mock competition, performing fun impro games in a supportive environment against schools from across Melbourne in two divisions – Intermediate and Senior.  The focus is on the spirit of impro: play, spontaneity, creativity, storytelling, valuing others, and failing good-naturedly.

What happens on the day?

 

The students arrive and are welcomed by the Impro Melbourne team. A warm up workshop is held with all students to break down barriers and set the tone for a fun and supportive day. Then each team meets their Impro Melbourne coach who will help and support them throughout the day. The match is a series of challenges, requiring students to play impro games or scenes.

How do we join?

Schools choose which type of registration package they prefer and need register by 20th June. The types of packages are detailed below.                                                                              

Up Your Game Complete Training & Registration package
Team Registration: A team of 3-5 players in either Intermediate (Years 7-9) or Senior (Years 10-12) Division.

PLUS

A Teacher Professional Development workshop                        

  • Focusing on improvisation skills specifically for Theatresports™, taught by Patti Stiles who trained with Theatresports™ creator Keith Johnstone (Valued at $149 )
  • A 120 min improvisation workshop for your students run by one of IM’s professional trainers, prior to the challenge day (Valued at $450)
  • The Theatresports Schools Challenge handbook by Impro Melbourne filled with Theatresports® Games descriptions, impro training tips and TSC guidelines. (Valued at $15)
  • The Theatresports™ Guide Book by the International Theatresports™ Institute containing the history of the show, explanations of how to judge, score, issue challenges and more.  Written by the ITI with participation from Keith Johnstone. (Valued at $15 )
  • A one year ITI Theatresports™ membership for their school (Valued at $60)
  • This provides permission for the school to perform Theatresports™ shows at their school throughout the year and you’ll receive a monthly newsletter connecting you to the International Impro community. 
  • Plus discount ticket deals for our other Theatresports™ shows

(Total value $689 ) Package only $559.
Register a second team for $49. Prices include GST  

Improve Your Performance Training & Registration package
Team Registration: A team of 3-5 players in either Intermediate (Years 7-9) or Senior (Years 10-12) Division.

PLUS

  • A 120 min improvisation workshop for your students run by one of IM’s professional trainers, prior to the challenge day (Valued at $450)
  • The Theatresports Schools Challenge handbook by Impro Melbourne filled with the Theatresports™ Games descriptions, impro training tips and TSC guidelines. (Valued at $15)
  • The Theatresports Guide Book by the International Theatresports Institute containing the history of the show, explanations of how to judge, score, issue challenges and more.  Written by the ITI with participation from Keith Johnstone. (Valued at $15)
  • A one year ITI Theatresports™ membership for their school (Valued at $60)
  • This provides permission for the school to perform Theatresports™ shows at their school throughout the year and you’ll receive a monthly newsletter connecting you to the International Impro community. 
  • Plus discount ticket deals for our other Theatresports shows

(Package Valued at $540) Only  $449.
Register a second team for $49. Prices include GST

Registration Only
Team Registration: A team of 3-5 players in either Intermediate (Years 7-9) or Senior (Years 10-12) Division.

PLUS

  • The Theatresports™ Schools Challenge handbook by Impro Melbourne filled with the Theatresports™ Games descriptions, impro training tips and TSC guidelines.(valued at $15)
  • The Theatresports™ Guide Book by the International Theatresports™ Institute containing the history of the show, explanations of how to judge, score, issue challenges and more.  Written by the ITI with participation from Keith Johnstone. (valued at $15)
  • A one year ITI Theatresports™ membership for their school (valued at $60)
  • This provides permission for the school to perform Theatresports™ shows at their school throughout the year and you’ll receive a monthly newsletter connecting you to the International Impro community. 
  • Plus discount ticket deals for our other Theatresports™ shows

Registration only $89
Register a second team for $59. Prices include GST

Early Bird Offer: Register and pay by April 15th and save $40 on Up Your Game and Improve Your Performance Packages.

Extra workshops can be booked for the discounted price of  $349. (Normally $440)
Note: Workshops can be for your teams only or for a class group.

What happens after we register?

 

Impro Melbourne will help you prepare your students for the event. All schools receive a copy of the official International Theatresports™ Institute's guide to Theatresports™ and Impro Melbourne's Theatresports™ guide.

We also have new training and registration packages for schools with workshop options. These options include a 120-minute workshop run by our Impro Melbourne mentors to teach students the Theatresports™ principles and skills, as well as games that they will be required to play. Another exciting brand new option for 2020 is the Teacher Professional Development workshop run by internationally renowned impro teacher Patti Stiles!

Join the challenge and watch your students’ ideas and confidence come to life as they take a creative leap of faith into the world of improvisation and the ever-popular Theatresports™ format!

We look forward to you joining us on this amazing day.

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN 

To register and for more information contact Jessica Luu