Improvisation is an unbeatable way for inexperienced actors to access theatre and a superb tool for experienced actors looking to upskill themselves.
Use theatre improvisation games to strengthen your acting and social skills, develop the tools to create characters and use the techniques of drama composition.
This class is suitable for those with experience in performance as well as those who have never performed at all. The improvisation games in this class will foster your capacity to deal imaginatively with the unexpected. They will help you to develop and discover your creativity and spontaneity and will strengthen your acting and social skills.
By implementing the principles of improvisation, including: agreement, listening, focus, building on information and staying in the present, you will learn about yourself while playing in a safe environment. Learn the structure of a scene, develop the tools to create characters and use the techniques of drama composition through theatre games.
"Fun, mind-blowing a great class!"
Tutor Justin Rogers graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2015. Since then he has played Jamie in the two-hander musical The Last Five Years and toured the show Matariki with The Court Theatre. Justin has also worked with Auckland Theatre Company touring the show Maui Me Te Rā and in their production of The Cherry Orchard at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Justin played Hone Ropata in the Auckland production of Shortland Street: The Musical. Justin starred in Indian Ink’s new two-hander play Mrs Krishnan’s Party which toured the USA in 2018 and Canada in early 2019. Some of Justin’s screen work includes the docu-series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story and short films including For Heaven’s Cake, The Magic Show and Jigsaw. He has taught acting, improvisation and magic at Wellington's Rata Studios and was a guest tutor at Miranda Harcourt's acting school for teens. His areas of expertise include: acting technique, script analysis, screen acting, voice and signing techniques, improvisation and magic.