Cale Bain – Artistic Director

Cale Bain has been performing improvised comedy theatre since 1988 and has taught, workshopped, directed, produced and performed shows around the world ever since.

He trained through the Second City Theatre Company in Toronto and has taught for one of Canada’s first longform improv theatre groups, the Impatience Theatre Company. Since moving to Australia, Cale has directed and produced Theatresports® to sell-out audiences at the 1700-seat Enmore Theatre through Impro Australia, where he also has had the role of director of training, performed in the Sydney and Melbourne comedy and fringe festivals as well as the Perth Fringe and Canberra’s Improvention.

In Sydney, Cale also started the first longform improv show, FULL BODY CONTACT NO LOVE TENNIS that live on for some ten years (now known as Tennis Improv). In his other life, Cale is a media academic, investigating the confluence of journalism and comedy, teaching media and communications studies. Cale’s philosophy on improv is relationship focussed, and he feels strongly that the core principles we use in improv can make our everyday lives better.

Most recently, Cale acted as the Improv Director for Foxtel’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia.

Cale is one of the founding directors of Improv Theatre Sydney.

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