Maestro Impro™

with Brenna Dixon

Maestro Impro™ is a Keith Johnstone format licensed by the International Theatresports Institute. Impro Melbourne is the only company in Victoria that has permission to use the format.

Maestro Impro™ is often described as a Survivor-style impro competition; in reality, Maestro minimises competition because all the players in a scene get the same score. Directors set the scenes and, if necessary, direct the players during the scenes. The directors craft a show with variety by offering scenes seeking different emotional experiences in addition to comedy. They can give further arc to the show by contrasting games with free scenes, group/pair scenes with solo work, as well as guiding speed/rhythm, language/physical changes, etc. 

Maestro is challenging for the players as they do not know who they will play with or what they will be asked to do. It also helps players learn and understand the overall shape of a show to see how each individual scene influences and impacts the whole performance. Plus it teaches how an audience perceives a show and what they actually want to see.

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne's SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter courses, or similar training at the discretion of the Artistic Director or course instructor.

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

February 5 – March 26, 2021
Fridays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 8 classes

Price

$349.00 full
$290.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included

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Location

The Salon, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford, VIC

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Teacher

Brenna is a supportive and enthusiastic teacher, always sharing her passion for art form with students. She has been teaching drama and improvisation since 2012, in Australia and overseas. Brenna has taught adults and children of all ages, and for companies including Brave Studios, The Decent People, New Zealand Improv Festival, and Monash University, just to name a few. Brenna teaches workshops on improvised Shakespeare, musicals, scene work and stage craft, but particularly loves introducing newcomers to improvisation.

Read Brenna Dixon’s full biography