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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



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.


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.

Isn’t it time you learnt to improvise?!

WIT’s next The Joy of Improvisation course starts at the Community Education Centre at Wellington High School, for eight weeks on Thursday nights at 7.30pm, from October 17th – complete improv beginners very welcome.  No need for any drama or comedy experience either, although if you have had some you’re welcome too.

Discover your creative potential and learn how to work in a team using the skills of improvisation to spontaneously create short scenes and stories in a safe and positive group environment.

Read more about our training in general, or go straight to CEC’s website and signup now!   Contact us if you have any specific questions.

Patti Stiles in town for Queens Birthday Weekend! (2013)

Patti Stiles is an actor, improviser, director, instructor and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983. She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre with Keith Johnstone. It is her knowledge, technique and application of her improvisational skills, which makes Patti a unique and dynamic instructor. Her interpretation and extension of Johnstone’s work and philosophy, combined with her wealth of experience on the world improv stage, has made her a “must have” teacher for performers and companies wishing to create spontaneous theatre with fine skill, strong narrative and elegant style.

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Discover Improv May 2014!

Four times a year WIT runs The Joy of Improvisation, a series of classes  tailored to those who are completely new to improv or have had a break of a few years, and want to have fun learning how to improvise short scenes and stories in a safe and positive group environment.  There is an end-of-course demonstration of group exercises for family and friends.

The next course runs for eight weeks on Thursday nights, beginning at 7.30 on the 16th of May, led by the fabulous Nicky Hill.  This is run in association with the Community Education Centre at Wellington High School; enrol directly through their website.

This WIT Level 1 course is a pre-requisite for further courses and membership of WIT, New Zealand’s largest and friendliest improv community.  If you have extensive improv experience already, or aren’t sure if this course is for you, please contact us.

More about our training.