ImproMafia offers workshops for people interested in learning more about the world of improvisation. Our workshop program begins with spontaneity classes, aimed at introducing participants into the world of improvised theatre, followed by more advanced classes designed to refine and develop performers' skills.

 

WHY?

The main reason to learn impro is to experience the thrill of entertaining an audience without a script or prerehearsed routine. Even if you're not interested in performing, impro is great fun to learn and an excellent way to develop self-confidence, creative thinking and teamwork skills.

who?

Anyone can get involved in impro - there's no need for drama or comedy experience. Impro classes are about learning to express yourself spontaneously and honestly on stage, and you don't need to be the world's greatest actor or funniest comedian to get a lot out of it.

 

Current classes

Spontaneity

SPONTANEITY CLASSES

Your journey begins here! Add some fun to your week - and learn a new skill you can use in work and play.

Making a scene

MAKING A SCENE

Addicted yet? Making a Scene is designed to build upon the impro skills taught in ImproMafia's Spontaneity course.

Story

STORY

This advanced course will develop your skills to create scenes and stories that satisfy you, your scene partner and ultimately, the audience. 

SPONTANEITY CLASS

Our popular beginners eight-week course introduces you to the concepts and skills of improvisation through games, exercises and discussion in a friendly and playful environment. ImproMafia is the longest established improvisation company in Queensland, and our training program enjoys a reputation as Brisbane's best

You will learn techniques to:

  • Relax and allow your ideas to flow
  • Trust your creative impulses
  • Be present and stay in the moment
  • Listen and attend to others
  • Accept and build on ideas
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Deal with and even embrace inevitable mistakes

This course is a great way to try something new, bring laughter and play into your life and expand your comfort zone! Students take our courses for pure fun, to try a new hobby, to improve confidence in public speaking, work presentations, stand-up or acting, or simply to unleash their creativity.

Spontaneity is the first stage of the ImproMafia workshop program. It requires no prior improvisation or performance experience. The maximum class size is 16 to enable individual attention as well as the opportunity to learn by watching others.

Our workshops policy can be found here

 

2017 class DATEs

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS
2:00-5:00PM AT PADDINGTON:

15 July - 2 September
9 September - 28 October

TUESDAY NIGHTS
6:15-9:15PM AT RED HILL:

11 July - 29 August - click here to register!
5 September - 24 October


MAKING A SCENE

Addicted yet? Making a Scene is designed to build upon the impro skills taught in ImproMafia's Spontaneity course. The aim of the series is the creation of scenes that satisfy you, your fellow performers and the audience. You will be encouraged to think about scenes more critically while maintaining the playfulness and fun of the craft.

Skills developed include:

  •     The fundamentals of story, including platforms and tilts
  •     Finding your inspiration for a scene
  •     Playing characters and relationships
  •     Using change and reaction to progress scenes

Prerequisite: ImproMafia Spontaneity course.  These classes generally run four times a year in similar blocks to the Spontaneity courses.


STORY

This advanced course will develop your skills to create scenes and stories that satisfy you, your scene partner and ultimately, the audience. Content covered in Spontaneity and Making a Scene will be revisited in greater depth, including being in the moment and bringing “your obvious” to the stage. Advanced techniques for creating characters and expressing their points of view will be taught, with an ongoing focus maintained on what inspires you, how to trust these ideas and then using narrative techniques to bring these elements together to create satisfying stories onstage.

Prerequisites: ImproMafia Spontaneity and Making a Scene courses. These classes generally run twice a year.

Contact us for further information.