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All-Star Gorilla, 2013

NZ International Comedy Festival 2013

It’s the law of the jungle as a crew of seasoned improvisers take turns directing their opponents – creating scenes, stories, sagas or songs before your eyes in a bid to win your approval (and bananas).

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll send the winner home for a week of quality time with a gorilla.

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Media Release – Thrills & Swoon

Wellington Improvisation Troupe presents THRILLS & SWOON: IMPROVISED ROMANCE.   FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE

“His lips caress mine. It’s only a brush, but the warmth overheats every part of me. Leaning back, my elbow bumps into the power button on the dryer and the old appliance starts moving. Spinning. Spinning like my head. Like my heart.”

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All-Star Micetro, 2013

Micetro improvised comedy

Fringe Festival fixture (and former Fringe best comedy winner) Micetro is back for another bite of the cheese.

Watch as a crew of eager improvisers go head to head in a battle of wit, spur-of-the-moment storytelling and glorious failure. The audience will decide who gets eliminated and who will survive to be crowned ‘Micetro’.  Continue reading

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Impro Unwrapped, WIT’s Christmas Cracker 2012

2012_improunwrappedIn association with the Australian Impro Collective, Wellington Improvisation Troupe presents Impro Unwrapped – an international goodwill project that invites audience members to bring along a gift to put under the on-stage Christmas Tree.

We will randomly select and unwrap gifts during the show. The unwrapped gifts will be the inspiration for our Christmas stories and songs all made up on the spot, without a script, without a rehearsal, live before your very eyes! At the end of the night, gifts will be re-wrapped and donated to the fine folk at Wellington City Mission to pass on to those less fortunate, in addition to all proceeds from this performance.

 

 

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Apocalimpro – WIT’s Christmas Cracker, 2012

2012apocolimpro11 – 14 December 2012, Gryphon Theatre

It’s 2012. You know what that means: The End. Who would have guessed it would begin right here in small town New Zealand?

The End of the World… a different way every night!

From an improvised pantomime to misbehaving puppets; from heartwarming fundraising to the end of civilisation itself! This December, WIT presents ‘A Christmas Cracker’ – two weeks of improvised theatre that promises comedy, charitable Christmas cheer, pantomime horses and more surprises than a leaked Ministry document.

From the people that brought you The Last Saloon, The Wishing Tree and The Young and the WITless VI, and featuring performances from both new members and old hats, this is a season not to be missed.

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Puppets vs People, December 2012

Puppets vs peopleThis show is over – though we remember it fondly.  Puppets vs People ran as a late night show on the 6th, 7th and 14th of December, as part of the 2012 Christmas Cracker season.  Overall, the puppets won.

The ultimate showdown, “Puppets Vs People” is an improvised comedy battle between puppets and humans to prove who is funnier. Scenes are created live on stage using ideas straight from the audience. Continue reading

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Micetro – WIT’s Christmas Cracker, 2012

Christine and Moose4 – 7 December 2012, Gryphon Theatre

Micetro is a raucous evening of spontaneity that mixes beloved improv games, charismatic humility, and audience suggestions to create a unique night of entertainment that will never be seen again. Catch a mix of Wellington’s newest improvisors plus WIT’s favourite veterans as they face off in this nightly gladiatorial contest!

From an improvised pantomime to misbehaving puppets; from heartwarming fundraising to the end of civilisation itself! This December, WIT presents ‘A Christmas Cracker’ – two weeks of improvised theatre that promises comedy, charitable Christmas cheer, pantomime horses and more surprises than a leaked Ministry document.

From the people that brought you The Last Saloon, The Wishing Tree and The Young and the WITless VI, and featuring performances from both new members and old hats, this is a season not to be missed. Season passes and individual performance tickets available.

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Photographer Ali Little

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Duets, WIT’s Christmas Cracker 2012

DuetsDuets ran as part of the 2012 Christmas Cracker Season at Gryphon Theatre, 4-7 December

“The imaginative range of situations and characters created, and the well-structured scenarios they conjured up, were particularly impressive.”  Theatreview.org

Two improvisors. One stage. No limits.  Each night, three pairs will take to the stage with only each other to rely on, and no limits to where the improv takes them. A different trio of storytelling duets every show

Performers: Christine Brooks & Barry Miskimmin, Geoff Simmons & Lyndon Hood, Jen O’Sullivan & Steven Youngblood, Ali Little & Tai Samaeli, Wiremu Tuhiwai & Tane Upjohn-Beatson

Music: Tane Upjohn-Beatson
Producer/Creative lead: Jennifer O’Sullivan