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Attack of the Killer Puppets!

[This show happened already, on October 31st 2018]

Halllooooweeeeen! Puppets. B-Movie inspired storylines. Improvisation! What could possibly go wrong?

The Wellington Improv Troupe (WIT) is delighted to bring you a ridiculous Halloween monster mashup of our regular homage to the 1950s B-Movie genre Attack of the Killer-B Movie and 2018 Fringe Fest felt-fest, The Late Night Puppets.

Entirely suitable for adults and robust older children who like hokey-spooky stuff. Our puppets may misbehave and get a bit rude or accidentally sweary (but not in a mean way) and there’ll also likely be dramatic stage lighting and depths-of-the-crypt style music. Tinfoil hat making material will be provided for added audience safety.

Tickets will be available from Eventfinda or as door sales, but by golly heck darn, we love it when people book tickets in advance. And then you know you won’t miss out if sales go crazy.

Finally, yes, you may bring your puppet, and puppets do not need to purchase a separate ticket to that held by their accompanying human, unless they are particularly large.

Where: The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre,  100 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington
When: 7pm, Wednesday 31st October
Tickets: $10

 

Micetro in support of Wellington Women’s House, September 28th 2018

[This show was in the past – and excellent fun it was too]

Beloved improv elimination competition Micetro is back for another bite of the cheese.

A crew of eager improvisers will again battle head to head using wit, spur-of-the-moment storytelling and risking everything for an the love of the audience.  A mix of seasoned improvisers and adorable newcomers and everyone in between will play their hearts out to decide who gets eliminated and who survives to be crowned ‘Micetro’.

All profits go to support The Wellington Women’s House, “a safe haven that lets women get back on their feet and take the next steps in their life”.

When:
7pm Friday September 28th 2018

Where:
The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, Ground Floor Reading Centre (where the Post Office used to be), Courtney Place, Wellington

Websites:
WIT Events on the Facebook

 

happy new improvisors

Next Step and Joy of Improv from October 18th, enroll now!

Theses courses are often is fully booked, so enroll now to make sure you don’t miss out.

The Joy is WIT’s foundation class and suitable for any level of experience.  It has been run by WIT in association with the Wellington Community Education Centre (WCEC) for over 10 years now, and classes are always led by senior WIT trainers/performers.  This term Brenton Hodgson  will be leading the Joy of Improv.

WCEC operate a pleasing smorgasbord of Adult Education classes at various community venues, including many (like WIT’s) at the Wellington High School in Taranaki St, Mt Cook.

Warm up the dark nights of winter and those chill evenings of spring with a whole bunch of laughter and revel in being spontaneous and playful.

happy new improvisors

The Next Step is for peeps who’ve completed The Joy, or who already have some improv experience with another troupe.  The focus is on becoming super stage ready, supporting your fellow players, and generally having an excellently fun time.  This is usually run after every-other Joy of Improv, so there won’t be another course until term ii in 2019.

Both classes will come together to create a fabulous end-of-year graduation show for friends and family, at The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, on Sunday December 9th.

In Term 4 this will be led by Ali Little (a Co-Creative Director of WIT, also convener of the Wellington Improv Meetup, Wimprov), with some guest leaders teaching special skills on a couple of nights.

happy new improvisors

Next Joy of Improv starts on August 2nd, enroll now!

Wiremu Tuhiwai will be leading the Joy of Improv in Term 3.   The course is often is fully booked, so enroll now to make sure you don’t miss out.

The Joy is WIT’s foundation class and suitable for any level of experience.  It has been run by WIT in association with the Wellington Community Education Centre (WCEC) for over 10 years now, and classes are always led by senior WIT trainers/performers.

WCEC operate a pleasing smorgasbord of Adult Education classes at various community venues, including many (like WIT’s) at the Wellington High School in Taranaki St, Mt Cook.

Warm up the dark nights of winter and those chill evenings of spring with a whole bunch of laughter and revel in being spontaneous and playful.

happy new improvisors

 

Congratulations to the new committee!

The WIT Committee is selected from and elected by members at an Annual General Meeting, with other members occasionally seconded as needed.  This year because WIT’s accounts were not yet available for review when the AGM was held on June 12th, an extra ‘Special General Meeting’ will held soon (before the end of July).   However the members present decided to work through all the other business on the agenda, so, serving WIT for 2017-2018 are

 

Term 2 Classes Starting May 10th

Wiremu Tuhiwai will be leading the Joy of Improv (for any level of experence) and Ali Little Improv The Next Step (for people with a basic grounding in improv).  Both are running Thursday nights May 10th to June 28th from 7.30 to 9.30pm.  The Next Step group will also be putting on a graduation show on Thursday July 5th.

The classes are run in association with the Wellington Community Education Centre, which operates a delicious smorgasbord of Adult Education at various community venues, including many (like these) at the Wellington High School in Taranaki St, Mt Cook.

There are still a limited number of places left in both, so maybe it’s not too late to warm up the dark nights of winter with a whole bunch of laughter.

happy new improvisors

 

Tuesday Workouts in June 2018

The Tuesday Workout is WIT’s regular training session if you’ve graduated from a WIT introductory course or have equivalent training and improv experience with another troupe.   In 2018 these are generally being run as koha – pay what you can, but don’t fret if you can’t.

We are usually in the Library Mezzanine Meeting Room, but sometimes in other spaces, if the Council need the space for one of their meetings.

June 5th Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm  Wiremu
June 12th Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm no training, it’s our AGM!
June 19th Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm  Ali
June 26th Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm  

If you’d like to keep up with WIT’s training plans sign up to our Newsletter and you’ll know all the things!   If you have a quick question, a message to our Facebook page is often the quickest way to get in touch, or contact us through this handy form.

Read more about our training.

Note: If you are new to improv, Level 1 The Joy of Improvisation, runs through the Wellington Community Education Centre 4 times a year.

 

 

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Late Night Puppets

The first season ran 6.30pm from Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 3rd of March, part of the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival

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Experience scandal and excitement in this sure-to-be-a-strange-sensation improvised reality show. Join crack puppeteers and cracked puppets as they combine in a never before seen melange of human and inhuman and inhumane endeavours. And discover the soulful stories that lie behind the laughter. Or, the laughable lies that lie behind the soulful stories.

May get a little bit rude and sweary (puppets are like that), but never in a mean way. Suitable for adults and ruder children.

Follow the fun on our felt and fur Facebook event page

 

 

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Return of the Attack of the Killer B-Movie

“If you’ve ever enjoyed a heaped helping of cheesy retro cinema goodness, this should put a grin on your face ”   Review of WIT’s Attack of the Killer B-Movie! During the 2016 Fringe

Hilarious titles. Ridiculous Monsters. All improvised.

WIT brings you an improvised show following the classic elements of B-Movies. Join our unsuspecting cast, as a series of unfortunate events lead them to a horrifying discovery… who will survive? Who will find love? And why is the phone always dead when you need to call for help?!

The story will be shaped by suggested movie titles given to the cast by the audience – see what we create for you!

For 2018, WE’RE BACK, in the Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre from April 7th, and every fortnight from then until further notice.  So, see you on (mostly) Saturday nights at (mostly) 8.30pm

Saturday 17 November – Scruffy Bunny, 8.30pm
Saturday 1st December – Scruffy Bunny, 8.30pm

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED (but these will prob be the last this year!!)

Tickets to the regular Saturday shows available from Eventfinda or just rock up for Doorsales  $10

Visit our Facebook Event Page for the latest details, show photos, cast gossip and the rest.

cast and crew

 

Micetro cast

Micetro at the Scruffy Bunny – December 13th 2018

Beloved improv elimination competition Micetro is back for another bite of the cheese.

A crew of eager improvisers will again battle head to head using wit, spur-of-the-moment storytelling and risking everything for an the love of the audience.  A mix of seasoned improvisers and adorable newcomers and everyone in between will play their hearts out to decide who gets eliminated and who survives to be crowned ‘Micetro’.

Price:
Koha, with a hat passed around at the end

When:
Wednesday December13th, 7pm–8pm

Where:
The Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre, Ground Floor Reading Centre (where the Post Office used to be), Courtney Place, Wellington

Websites:
WIT Event Facebook Page