Improvisation – Thursday


Thursdays, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, 8 weeks



Cost: $325

Dates: Thursday 29 April – Thursday 17 June

Times: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Location: Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road Parramatta. View MAP.


  • Unlock imagination and creativity
  • Learn presence and connection with fellow actors
  • Develop spontaneity and reacting to the present moment
  • Connect with voice and body

Note: A basic understanding of acting highly recommended.

Course overview:

Do you find yourself stuck in your own head? In a day job that stifles and suffocates you?

This Improvisation course, opened to adults aged 18+, will introduce keen actors to basic improvisation skills such as:

  • Connecting to the here and now
  • Making and accepting offers
  • Endowing person, place or object with meaning
  • Believing yourself into imagined circumstances

This will be your weekly opportunity to let loose, free your mind and body and bring out the child that’s been trapped behind responsibility and adulthood.

You will engage in a collection of solo, paired and ensemble games and improvisation exercises that will force you to think on your feet, make bold and impulsive choices, be more engaged and connected, work as a team and most importantly, trust yourself and others.


By the end of this course, whether you’re aware of it or not, you will have built up lifelong skills that will seep into your everyday lives. You will:

  • Deliver more confident presentations at work.
  • Become better listeners.
  • Become more open to, and tolerant of differing views.
  • Become acutely aware of your breathing and emotions.
  • Develop a more positive self-image.
  • Become more comfortable with self-evaluation and constructive feedback.

The Teacher


Alison is a director/performer and the artistic director of Hurrah Hurrah. With Hurrah Hurrah she has created, produced & performed in Frenzy for Two, The Seagull, TRADE and Roomba Nation. As performer Alison has most recently been seen in Join the Dots (Sydney Festival/Sydney Opera House & Ota City Museum Japan), Zelos (Painted Gate Pictures), TROUPE (by Dream Time Films, commissioned by the Bestival Music Festival UK), as well as This is Not Mills and Boon (Glorious Thing Theatre Co), Roadkill Confidential (Lies, Lies & Propaganda), Macondo’s Clothesline (NIDA Independent) & The Magic Hat (Drop Bear Theatre). She has been a professional mentor of the Pathways program for Milk Crate Theatre and at Spark Youth Theatre as well as a producer for the Rapid response Program at PACT Centre for Emerging Arts. She is currently producing ‘Remains’ (working title) with Chopt Logic at the Old Fitz for Mardi Gras 2020.   

As a teacher she focuses on comedy and improvisation and has taught with NIDA, NIDA Open, Casula Powerhouse, Creative Ambassadors Program (NIDA), Langues-en-Scene (Paris), Organic Arts (London), APGS, International Grammar School & ATYP.

Important information:

  • Please read our Centre Policies.
  • Please wear comfortable loose clothing and appropriate footwear