One ticket, two shows - our Festival Double Headers give you twice the improv and twice the awesome!
Part One: Hall Monitors: Time Out
Hall Monitors: Amelia Cartwright, Ben Jardine, Liz Butler and Max Porozny
Time Out explores the relationships of four students in detention. Think coming of age romance, teenage angst, and awkward self-awareness — think painful self-discovery. You’ll see different sides of these characters as they reckon with themselves, with life, and with each other. Where Breakfast Club showed you a glimpse of these characters, Time Out puts you in the room.
Based in Wellington the Hall Monitors create heartfelt and comedic scenes for our collective entertainment! Time Out was first performed at Late Night Knife Fight, winning June 2020’s bout.
Part Two: Dreadful Midnight
Oliver Probert, David Bowers-Mason, Bethany Miller, Matt Carroll
An improvised half hour story with improvised characters and hilarious dialogue! Somewhere along the road however, a small drop of ominous snow begins to fall. A step towards the shadows, before you know it the world around you begins to strip away completely, and the truth emerges. Dark, twisted, terrifying truths become clearer and no-one will be safe. Maybe you find that helpful old man from across the road, was collecting corpses in his basement, maybe the forgetful school teacher you learnt History from finds an alien has laid an egg in her brain, it’s impossible to know, until you see the show.
Dreadful Midnight is (de)composed of improvisers from many backgrounds, brought together with a passion to tell dark, twisted stories that haunt the audiences, following them home like a psychopathic shadow.
NZ Improv Fest invites lovers of improvised theatre everywhere to join us in celebrating the art form we all know and love this 3-11 October, from wherever you are and wherever you're at. Join us in Wellington, or connect with us online, in a celebration of world class, local talent!
NZ Improv Fest: Close To Home takes place at BATS Theatre
Performance programme 6-10 October 2020
Workshops 3, 4, 10 October 2020
Don't miss a moment!