Maestro Impro™

with Patti Stiles

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 an elimination format created by Keith Johnstone.

It can be described as impro Survivor-who will be the last improvisor standing. As with all Johnstone formats what the audience sees is quite different from the philosophy and mechanics behind the format.  In reality, Maestro is about support, team work, creating a show with variety and working together to create an illusion for the audience.

For the performer, Maestro offers a show contrasting games with free scenes, group/pair scenes and solo work. 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, as the audience scores the scenes, it teaches how an audience perceives a show and what they actually want to see.

This course will finish with a one-hour performance on Saturday 5th March at the Courthouse hotel 7 pm - 8 pm.

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne's SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter and Scene Work 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 26 – March 5, 2022
Saturdays 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Course of 2 classes


$399.00 full
$375.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included

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

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Patti has performed on 5 continents in classical and contemporary plays, Theatre For Young Audience, TV, Film and improvisation short & long form, ensemble & collaborative pieces, duo shows, and genre shows. Patti is an alumnus of The Loose Moose Theatre Co. (Canada), Rapid Fire Theatre (Canada) and is a core member of the award winning “Die Nasty”. Patti is the first woman to have improvised for 53 hours straight during the Die Nasty Soap a Thon! The press has dubbed her “Impro Doyen” and “Queen of Improvisation.”

Read Patti Stiles’s full biography