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Tuesday Workouts in May/June 2017!

The Tuesday Workout is WIT’s regular training session if you’ve graduated from at least a level two WIT class or have equivalent training and improv experience with another troupe.   For the first six months of 2017 these are being run as koha – pay what you can, but don’t fret if you can’t.

We are in multiple venues for April and May, as room bookings in Wellington were made just a little bit more tricky than usual by that darn earthquake last year. 

2-May Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm
9-May Drama Christi Studio, Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki St 6pm
16-May Drama Christi Studio, Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki St 6pm
23-May Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm
30-May Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm  – Fergus Aiken guest trainer!
6-Jun Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm
13-Jun Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Room 6pm
20-Jun Drama Christi Studio, Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki St 6pm
27-Jun 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.

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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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Vinny Francois, StoryCrafting 18th and 19th of March

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Vinny Francois, StoryCrafting, 18th and 19th of March 2017

Vinny has over 20 years of experience as a professional improviser. A founding director of the Montreal Improv Theatre, he has performed in more shows and venues across Canada than he cares to count. Read his complete bio or watch Vinny in action.

The workshop:
Both days will be on storycrafting and yes you can sign up for just one day. The times will be between 10am to 5pm with an hour for lunch.

Storycrafting (narrative improv) (Intermediate/Advanced)
How do stories work? Learn how to weave a tale out of thin air whether it’s two minutes long or a whole hour. Start strong scenes, build the tension as the story evolves and finish it up on a high. Audiences LOVE being taken on a journey. This workshop teaches the structures, ideas and basics of narrative improv as it applies to individual scenes or improvised plays.

Purchasing tickets:
– go to www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vinny-francois-storycrafting-18th-and-19th-of-march-tickets-32382180975
– Click on the button “SELECT A DATE” and choose “Sat, 18th Mar (10:00am)”.
– Once the date is selected click on the button “TICKETS”.
– You will now have the option to select one or both days.

Questions:
If you have any questions please email drentha@gmail.com

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Tuesday Workout in October/November/December 2016!

The Tuesday Workout is WIT’s standard session for members and usually means you’ve graduated from at least a level two class or have equivalent improv experience. There is a season pass for all 8 sessions (which is cheaper) or drop-in with cash ($15) on the nights you can make it.

Next block of sessions is Tuesdays from 18 October to 6 December (with a break on November 1st), BATS Studio (1 Kent Terrace, Wellington), 7pm – 9pm.   

Read more about our training, or please contact us if you have any questions.

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

 

 

New committee for 2016/17

WIT’s annual general meeting was held on Tuesday 26th of July, and a new committee elected with a heady mix of fresh faces and ol’ hands:

Co-ordinator: Kate Zabranski
Creative Directors: Wiremu Tuhiwai and Anrik Drenth
Treasurer: Todd Rangiwhetu
Secretary: Hedy Manders

If you want to ask questions, make comments or tell us things you think WIT needs to know, get in contact!

 

 

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Improv Next Step (Level Two)

Improv Next Step (formerly Improvisation For The Stage) runs for eight weeks two or three times a year.  It is ideally suited to people who have completed WIT’s introductory course, Level 1 The Joy of Improvisation, or those with previous experience of improv.  Read more about our training, or please contact us if you have any questions.

The next course will be in October, and is being run in co-operation with the Wellington Community Education Centre – Signup here!

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Improv for the Stage with WIT!

This course runs for eight weeks two or three times a year, and is particularly aimed at people who already have some experience of Improv, for example WIT’s introductory course The Joy of Improvisation.  Build stage skills and improv confidence that are even helpful in real life – as well as being a bunch of fun.

Our first course for 2016 will be run shortly (early May) dates to be confirmed.

Read more about our training, or please contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

New committee for 2015/16

WIT’s annual general meeting was held on Tuesday 16th, and a new committee elected with a heady mix of fresh faces and ol’ hands:

Co-ordinator: Joe O’Sullivan
Creative Director: Wiremu Tuhiwai
Treasurer: Mike Webster
Members Rep: Hayley Webster
Secretary: Dianne Pulham
General Member: Steven Youngblood

If you want to ask questions, make comments or tell us things you think WIT needs to know, get in contact!

 

 

Friends and Family Show 1st July

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For eight weeks a band of fresh faced and bold adventurers have been exploring the art of improvisation for the stage. On July 1st WIT invite you to a friends and family night of improv fun, kicking off from 7pm with said brave band going through their paces, followed by an improv jam. 

Venue is the Drama Christi Studio at 75 Taranaki Street, Wellington.  The Studio is to the right of the Wesley Church, entry is round the back, and there’s an accessibility ramp.

Improvisation for the Stage with WIT! Winter 2014 edition

This course has already happened!  But it will happen again.

Improvisation for the stage runs for eight weeks two or three times a year, and is particularly aimed at people who have completed WIT’s introductory course, Level 1 The Joy of Improvisation, which we run through the Wellington Community Education Centre 4 times a year, or those with previous experience of improv.  Read more about our training, or please contact us if you have any questions.

 

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2014 improv classes open for registration!

WIT runs eight-week evening classes for people new to improv, in association with the Wellington Community Education Centre at Wellington High School.  The next class starts Thursday the 20th of February, 7.30pm.  Register for these directly on the WCEC website now, or read a bit more about the classes.

If you’ve already completed one of our beginners’ courses or had equivalent training with another improv troupe, you’re ready for our Level 2 Class, Improvisation for the Stage.  This will be happening at Toi Poneke in Abel Smith St, from 7-9pm on Monday nights, February 3rd to March 24th.  It will end with (of course!) a stage show, likely to be on the evening of Wednesday 26th, but we’ll confirm that as a group.

Read more about our training in general, or if you have any questions, please do contact us.