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Level One: Discover Improv!: CANCELLED

Level One: Discover Improv!: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Tue 16 Apr, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington




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Come and experience the wonder of Improv in this exciting 8-week (Tuesday evenings x 8 weeks) beginners class in improv comedy and theatre taught by improv teacher James Smith and Cailin Neil.

In a fun-fueled supportive group environment, through hilarious games, drills and scene work you will develop superpowers including the following:

- Superhuman listening skills
- Supreme confidence
- Amazing physical presence
- Explosive creative energy
- Light speed mental processing


- Wild childlike playfulness

Please note – ability to become an actual superhero may vary (but not out of the question;) **

There’ll be an end of the class showing for friends and family (Thursday, June 6th 7pm) where you can show off all your skills and there will be plenty of opportunities to have additional practice sessions towards the end of the term.

Class size limited so be in quick. Suitable for absolute beginners through to seasoned improvisers looking to try something new.

So, what you waiting for? Let's do this! take a leap into the unknown and join us for this exciting class.

About the teachers:

James discovered improv in 2013, and soon fell in love with both the art form and the comedy. He trained with the Improv Conspiracy Melbourne, and upon returning to NZ, James met local Improviser/teacher Clare Kerrison, and co-founded BaseJump Improv to bring this exciting style of improv comedy to Wellington. In his spare time you'll find him in the kitchen toiling over a mean spag bol, or dabbling with the world of sketch comedy.

Cailin started improvising in 2014 with Monkey Toast in London. She first started as a way to get over her shyness, but immediately fell in love with it, joining a number of Harold and Armando teams, before performing with her team Geraldine at the Edinburgh festival in 2017. She loves dry humour, can keep a straight face for days and believes great improv comedy comes from specificity, like when your character loves guacamole but hates avocado!

BaseJump Improv Student testimonials:

”Three words.. organic, joyful and invigorating!” - Duncan.

"Basejump improv's foundation course is a brilliant way to learn something new, get out of your comfort zone and have loads of fun, all at the same time. You're quickly immersed in a supportive and talented community to help you along the way.” - Olivia.

Contact: james@basejumpimprov.co.nz for any queries.

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