The Playwright

with Tim Redmond
The Playwright
Let's deep-dive into writers' worlds and see what they give us. Over 5 classes, students will immerse into a focused masterclass on four writers.. We'll explore and mine their worlds for theme, pacing and nuance, then use the discoveries to create one act performance plays.
The Writers -
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) - Shame, family secrets and the oppressive heat of (and desperate need for) another human being.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) - If Jane Austen and Anton Chekhov had a child, it would be Woolf. The inconsolable yearning for release and the everyday beauty that makes it tolerable
Tim Winton (1960 -present)  - Australian stories of landscape, healing, and rediscovering who you really are.
Steven Sondheim (1930-2021) - The godfather of the modern American musical. Sweeney Todd. Company. Into the Woods.
Classes Tue, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Feb and 5th March 7pm - 9pm 
Performances Fridays - 8th, 15th, 22nd March 7 pm - 9 pm (performing in the second half of the student night) 

Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s completion of our core courses (SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter Scene Work Formats, and styles), 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

February 6 – March 22, 2024
Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Fridays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 8 classes


$349.00 full
$319.00 concession

Prices in AUD, GST included


Impro Melbourne Main Theatre
21-23 Stanley St, West Melbourne

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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