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Mike and Hayley in a bowl of stew!

Improv Goulash – Sunday 24 November 2019

Like an improv jam, only hotter and more meaty!

Hosted by the Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT), daring teams of improvisors from troupes and groups from around Wellington will strive to create amazing scenes, sing tuneful songs and build bold stories before your very eyes. Some groups are of long standing, others will form on the night! The most reckless will choose to face Challenges from The Hat.

If you’re an improvisor (or a team of improvisors), please contact WIT through Facebook, and you’ll be sent Further Instructions on how to grasp your time on stage!

When: Sunday 24 November, 7:00.15pm – 8:30pm
Where: The PowWow Room*, 74 Courtenay Place, Level 1, Wellington

*nb this is a fully licenced venue so under 18s need their grownups and youthful looking grownups need their ID

Visit the Facebook Event Page for the latest details, team photos, gossip and the rest.

 

 

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Return of the Attack of the Killer B-Movie, Halloween 2019 Edition

This show has happened already!   Check our “upcoming shows” to see what’s on next.
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“If you’ve ever enjoyed a heaped helping of cheesy retro cinema
 goodness, this should put a grin on your face ”   Theatreview

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!  This is a special Halloween edition, and will be fun for adults and older children who enjoy the schlocky end of comedy horror.

This will be the only Attack of the Killer B-Movie this year!!

WHEN:  Sunday October 27th, 7pm
WHERE:  The Powwow Room*  74 Courtenay Place, Wellington
*nb this is a fully licenced venue so under 18s need their grownups and youthful looking grownups need their ID

Tickets will go onsale soon or just rock up for Doorsales  $10 (concession $5)

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

cast and crew

 

Micetro winner surrounded by admirers

Micetro in support of Rare Disorders NZ, September 29th 2019

Beloved improv elimination competition Micetro is back for another bite of the cheese.  Last time  Lorraine was crowned the Greatest WIT in Wellington.  This time . . . well, there will be challengers.

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.  There’ll be songs!  Drama!  Pathos, bathos probably a bit of logos!    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 from the night go to support  Rare Disorders NZ – whose mission is to support, assist and promote better health care and wellbeing for patients and their families/​whānau living with a rare disorder in New Zealand

When: 7pm Sunday September 29th

Where:  The Powwow Room, 74 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Note that because it’s licensed premises if you’re not a grownup you’ll need to bring a parent, and if you are a grownup but look under 25 you’ll need to bring some ID.

Tickets:  doorsales or Buy Online Now $10/$5 concession

WIT Events on the Facebook

 

 

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Micetro in support of Kidney Kids, August 25th 2019

THIS SHOW HAS HAPPENED!
Lorraine won, and $145 was donated to Kidney Kids NZ
There’ll be another Micetro Soon

 

Beloved improv elimination competition Micetro is back for another bite of the cheese.  Last time Mike Webster was crowned the Greatest WIT in Wellington.  This time . . . well, there will be challengers.

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.  There’ll be songs!  Drama!  Pathos, bathos probably a bit of logos!    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 from the night go to support  Kidney Kids – a community organisation set up to meet the needs of children who have kidney disorders and their families

When: 7pm Sunday August 25th

Where:  The Powwow Room, 74 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Note that because it’s licensed premises if you’re not a grownup you’ll need to bring a parent, and if you are a grownup but look under 25 you’ll need to bring some ID.

Tickets:  $10/$5 concession.  Pre-buy tickets or door sales

WIT Events on the Facebook

 

 

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Joel Luscombe

Joel is an improviser who is no stranger to making things up in front of audiences. He has trained in and performed shortform and longform improv with theater troupes locally, in Wellington, and across timezones in Chicago and Los Angeles. No stranger to teaching improv, Joel coaches various improv teams across the city, preparing them to be fiercely unprepared.

Joel drinks a lot of energy drinks. He probably shouldn’t but he says it gives him personality.

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Susan Williams

Functionally blind, Susan lives in a world of sound, and is passionate about sharing this with others. The skills of listening and communication are vital to her life, and to a good scene. The truly exciting thing is, when you take the image out of the equation, there is nothing you cannot create onstage.

Susan is a qualified actor, who has been improvising since 2013, and is happiest without a script in her hand, which is good because she wouldn’t be able to read it.   She co-directed  Stories for the Darkest Night at the 2018 NZ Improv Festival, and played a very dubious cook in Lovecrafted during the 2019 Fringe Festival.

 

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Lyndon Hood

Lyndon brings rich shades of the thespian, clown and professional wordsmith to his improvising, and has been part of WIT as a performer and senior trainer since forever.  Most recently seen onstage in WIT’s 2019 Fringe Festival show Lovecrafted, he was the original auteur for Attack of the Killer-B movie and voice of The Rabbit in Attack of the Killer Puppets.   He is rumoured to be a furtive collector of masks and brewer of mysterious beverages in his spare time, and occasionally takes to the stage for proper plays with scripts. 

Profile Mike Webster

Mike Webster

No man has shinier shoes or a snazzier tophat than this man.  A performer, trainer, singer, our treasurer and an actual treasure, Mike has played in shows with WIT from Nelson to Palmerston North, although mostly in Wellington, where he’s been part of of the improv scene since 2012.    Going from strength to strength on stage, in 2016-18 he was part of the core cast of Attack of the Killer-B Movie, and in 2019 he was crowned Micetro, and played a sinisterly well-dressed janitor in Lovecrafted.

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Matt Carroll

By day Matt is thought to do something involving computers, but by night he is variously an improvisor, a musician or even that most special of performers, a musical improvisor.   He’s performed in and musically supported WIT’s Fringe and Comedy Festival shows since 2018, included playing an undead university professor in 2019’s Lovecrafted.