Fringe Fest improv turns into trans-Tasman grudge match

Press Release – Wellington Improvisation Troupe

“Not a grudge match at all,” says local improviser while wearing All Blacks jersey and eating pavlova which we invented by the way.

This Sunday (Feb 24) at the Fringe Bar All Star Micetro will become an epic, international battle of wit, spur-of-the-moment storytelling and glorious failure.

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Development Grant – Some experiences

In 2009 Christine Brooks and Geoff Simmonds attended Loose Moose summer school in Calgary, with WIT assistance towards the fees.

Christine commented afterwards

I spent two weeks surrounded and living with improvisers from all over the world. I made contacts and connections and was taught by some of the best improv tutors in the world. In return, I shared what I’d learnt with WIT in a number of ways, including co-running (with Geoff Simmons) the first WIT band camp over a long weekend in Paekakariki.  I led shows and trainings throughout the following year, was Co-Creative Director and took an active focus on helping develop some of the female players in WIT.

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The WIT Chris Werren Development Grant (Scholarship Fund) 2013

(The 2013 Grant has been awarded – but think about what you would like to do next year)
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The WIT Development Scholarship Fund exists to assist WIT members who wish to develop their skills through further training and bring back the benefits to WIT.  The 2013 grant was shared between Jennifer O’Sullivan and Nicola Pauling, both of whom will use the grant to help with attending Improvention in Canberra in July.   This follows on from a history of WIT supporting improvisers to go to Loose Moose (Simon, Christine, Geoff), BATS San Francisco (Wiremu), Impro Melbourne (Nat) and Improvention (Kate).   Some history here.

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