High School Theatresports Programme

Fortune has launched a new Theatresports programme in collaboration with Improsaurus.

TheatresportsOn Sunday, 10 April, 60 students from eight participating high schools came to Fortune Theatre for The Big Improv Day Out, an intensive 4-hour workshop looking at many elements of Improvisation. The workshop was expertly run by six members of Improsaurus, Dunedin’s own critically acclaimed Improv Troup. It was wonderful to see such energy and focus from the students as well as some fabulous scene work!

Improsaurus will continue coaching with individual school visits as we get ready for the Dunedin Theatresports Finals at Fortune Theate on the 4th and 5th of September. From what we saw on Sunday, the final shows are going to be wonderful nights of entertainment. The winning team will travel to Christchurch to represent Dunedin at the finals at The Court Theatre.

You can see Improsaurus in action on Friday late nights in Fortune’s Studio Theatre performing shows created with their own original brand of long form improv, and fresh, innovative formats. This year they will be joined by two outstanding students from the Theatresports competition who will guest star in their Halloween show.

Thanks to the talented people of Improsaurus and all the schools and students who have joined us in the first year of our High School Theatresports Programme.

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