Improv for Auditions workshop in Wellington

June 11, 2012 § Leave a comment


So many auditions require actors to improvise – either solo or in groups. Everything from dialogue to action needs to be made up on the spot in a way that also allows an actor’s performance to shine. Yet so many actors panic in these situations, give bland performances or worse dominate the audition by shouting down the other performers. Its never a good look.

The NZAG is pleased to present a professional development workshop for actors focusing on one of the trickiest skills for an actor to master – improvising in an audition.

The workshop will cover areas like:

–             spontaneity

–             listening

–             working with other actors

–             developing a scene that make sense

The aim is to give performers some tips and tricks to shine in improv auditions by appearing collaborative, inspired and original without looking like show offs.

The Improvisors have been creating improv theatre in Wellington since 1990. Their performers have appeared in improv shows throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Greg Ellis is the Artistic Director of The Improvisors and has also been performing professional improv since 1990. He has represented NZ in improv competitions overseas and has taught improvisation at all levels from primary school to tertiary levels. He is one of New Zealand’s most experienced performers and teachers of improvisation.

Where:     Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Abel Smith Street, Wellington

When:      Sunday 24 June from 10-2pm

Cost:         $67.50 for NZAG members

$90 for non-NZAG members

Class requires minimum of 10 to proceed.

For further information or to make bookings please contact


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