Impro Melbourne Inc
Impro Melbourne Inc is an improvisation- based theatre company performing in venues across Melbourne since 1996. Shows include Theatresports™, comedy-based improvisation and genre based long form plays - all improvised.
Key performers in the company have been working as actors and improvisers in Melbourne, Sydney and overseas for over 15 years.
The performers work on a voluntary or co-operative basis, pursuing the mission statement of the Association to create the best improvised theatre possible.
Over the last 9 years Impro Melbourne has continued to expand its activities to produce varied forms of theatre, all using improvisation as a base, alongside a programme of shows and workshops for schools.
In the last 9 years Impro Melbourne has produced: Yearly seasons of Theatresports™ at Theatreworks, St Kilda and Celebrity Theatresports™ at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Yearly Late Night shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, featuring formats developed by company members Performances of Keith Johnstone’s two other competition formats: Micetro™ and Gorilla Theatre™.
Seasons of long form improvisation formats from San Francisco, Seattle, Calgary and Edmonton along with locally developed pieces at La Mama, Theatreworks and Carlton Courthouse.
Long form is where an entire interweaving story is created over the performance, often in a particular genre. 2004 marked our first scripted play.
Impro Melbourne also runs workshops in improvisation and has a school performance programme through Regional Arts Victoria.
Address: Abbotsford Convent C1.8 / 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford