Improvised Theatre Company
Impro Melbourne is Victoria’s premier improvisation company. It is Melbourne’s most diverse improvisation theatre company. Formed by Russell Fletcher and Christine Keogh in 1996, it is now run by General Manager Rik Brown and the Impro Melbourne Committee of Management, chaired by Vicki Kyriakakis. The company is led by Artistic Directors Katherine Weaver and Patti Stiles.
Since 1996, Impro Melbourne has produced all forms of improvised theatre from minute-long games and impromptu musicals to Shakespeare-on-the-spot and hour-long fully improvised plays. It produces the global impro format Theatresports, as well as Keith Johnstone's two other competition formats Maestro and Gorilla Theatre. In 2004 the company developed a school program, which has now become a highly acclaimed series of shows and workshops managed by Regional Arts Victoria for primary and secondary students. Impro Melbourne’s reputation continues to grow as it travels across Australia and overseas. The company has performed and taught in Asia, Europe, South Africa and North America. It continues to share innovative techniques with the impro world and will never stop searching the globe for inspiration.
Key performers in the company have been working as actors and improvisors in Melbourne, Sydney and overseas for over 15 years. The company's shows are truly improvised, including the technical side. Impro Melbourne has the good fortune of working with Production Manager Josh Dore and Technical Wizard Jaklene Vukasinovic.