Narrative Technique

with Katherine Weaver

“…narrative class was excellent, as usual. I had a great time.” —Naomi

Continue your playful exploration of improvisation as we work on the basics of creating stories. Building on the foundational skills you acquired in Spontaneity, Narrative Technique teaches you an essential set of skills. In improvisation, these are the fundamental elements that make scenes and games work, and include techniques such as recognising all offers, supporting and building on ideas, making strong choices, bravely initiating scenes and quieting the internal critic by getting out of your own way.

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s Spontaneity course or equivalent impro experience as determined by the Artistic Director.

      A few common questions

      • What should I wear? Comfortable clothing to move freely.
      • What should I bring? A water bottle and a notebook to capture thoughts, if you wish. 
      • What happens in the class? Classes start with warm-up games, then move into impro exercises specifically chosen to build your skills. All the games and exercises are done either together by the whole class in a circle, or in small groups or pairs.
      • How do your teachers work? Impro Melbourne’s dynamic faculty of teachers has a wide range of experience, creativity and expertise. All our teachers are trained in our course objectives; however, they will approach the work with their own individual style. This may mean exercises and approaches could vary between teachers, but the course objectives are consistent.
      • What is expected of students? We expect all students to treat each other with full respect and acceptance regardless of gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, race or ability. Impro Melbourne reserves the right to remove and/or exclude from workshops any participants for behaviour that may interfere with the safe, inclusive and constructive workshop environment.

      If you have further questions or would like some more information, please contact Kate our workshop co-ordinator.

      Note: Impro Melbourne workshops are for ages 18 and over. Please see our Theatresports™ Schools Challenge and Impro in Schools programs for anyone under 18.


Workshop Details

Dates & Times

November 13 – December 11, 2018
Tuesdays 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Course of 5 classes


$320.00 full
$290.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included

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Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford, VIC

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Katherine Weaver is an improvisor, actor, teacher and Co - Artistic Director of Impro Melbourne. She has performed and directed for many seasons with Impro Melbourne in such shows as Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™ and Maestro™. Her love of performing is only matched by her love of teaching, which she has been honoured to do in Wurzburg Germany, Wellington New Zealand, Adelaide Australia and Canberra.

Read Katherine Weaver’s full biography