Take the leap from improvising for audiences to improvising with audiences! You’ll explore interactive, boutique and experiential theatre, taking inspiration from Westworld or Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More.
The workshop outlines some approaches to designing experiential theatre, using improv theory as a framing device. It then focuses on performance techniques, extending improvisation principles to semi-rehearsed scenework with unrehearsed participants (aka audience members). You’ll come away with a birds-eye view of how immersive and interactive theatre work, and a toolbox for devising and performing in shows of your own.
Jim Fishwick is an award-winning director and performer, originally from Sydney but now based in Melbourne, a geographical move that nobody else has ever made ever. He specialises in interactive, intimate and immersive performance, and is the General Manager of Jetpack Theatre Collective. He is an ensemble member at Impro Melbourne, a faculty member of Improv Theatre Sydney, and a former national champion improviser. Jim performs and teaches improvised theatre around Australia and the world, and finds writing in the third person kind of weird.
“Jim is a caring, nurturing and inclusive teacher. I always learn so much in his classes and leave wanting to improve my own practice. His feedback is always bang on and productive. The gold standard in teaching, knowledge and people.”
“Jim is a master of the interactive. He pushes boundaries in the cleverest and lovingest of ways. To be taught be him is inspiring and to perform in one of his formats is a joy.”