Play it like a Playwright

with Tim Redmond

In Play it Like a Playwright students will be given the first three pages of a never before performed play.

They will do a cold-read of the play and then improvise the rest. Character, pacing, silence, subtext, stage picture, entrances and exits – all the things a playwright engages to create tension and release in their work will be in the hands of the improvisers based on those first three pages.

Students will develop a deeper understanding of character desire, conflict and scene beats.
They’ll learn to think like a playwright; but critically, they’lll also learn how then to turn that brain off and play hard with their discoveries.

Performance dates, times and tickets.

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s completion of our core courses (SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter Scene Work) plus two Formats & Styles courses, or equivalent impro experience as determined by the Artistic Director.

Questions? Contact our workshop co-ordinator Katherine.

Age requirement: 18 and over. Please see our Impro in Schools programs for anyone under 18.

Workshop Details

Dates & Times

May 3 – June 21, 2019
Fridays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 8 classes



Prices in AUD, GST included


The Courthouse Hotel
86-90 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Tim has been with Impro Melbourne since 2004. He teaches impro to discover something of meaning and delight and his classes focus on connected scene-work and the endless stories that can bubble from the simplest moment.

Read Tim Redmond’s full biography