with Patti Stiles

Status is an essential tool for every improviser.


Understanding status and how to play it gives improvisers tools to build tension or create comedy. On stage relationships look void of any real connection when status play is not present.

All great comedy duos are in constant status play.

This workshop may involve being hit by balloons.

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s completion of core courses (Spontaneity & Narrative Technique), 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

Saturday November 9, 2019
Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Single class


$180.00 full
$150.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included


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

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She has an infectious enthusiasm for improvisation. Mix this with her insightful improvisation technique, strong narrative skill and her spirit of play, and it is no wonder she is responsible for inspiring many hundreds of people to improvise. Patti received her impro training first hand by the ground-breaking “impro” teacher, Keith Johnstone, at the legendary Loose Moose Theatre Company in Canada. She has worked in North and South America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, UAE and the Oceania region. Patti has been featured in the impro magazine Status, is a contributor to the book Art of Mistakes, was interviewed for the books Something Like A Drug and The Improv Handbook, which is dedicated to Patti in recognition of her mentorship.

Read Patti Stiles’s full biography