Do Scenes Get Notes: February 2023

From $65 nzd
Mon Feb 6, 7:00 PM - Mon Feb 27, 9:00 PM (NZDT)
Thistle Hall, Cnr Cuba & Arthur Streets, Wellington, New Zealand  
Do Scenes Get Notes: February 2023

It's all there in the title! In this course, you will Do Scenes and then Get Notes. Each week we'll revise some improv tools and techniques, and then get up on our feet and play. Learn by doing the work, implementing notes, and watching each other's work, while also practicing/observing the wider skills of giving & receiving feedback and self-reflection. Participants will receive scene notes within the workshop, and personal coaching across the month - plus a cute notebook to encourage you on your way!

Who is this for? 

This course is suitable for any improvisor with at least an introductory course in improvisation under their belt. It will not cover the basics, but it will aim to meet people where they are and accommodate a range of abilities. If you are not sure of your suitability for this course, get in touch.

Workshops are upstairs in Thistle Hall, top of Cuba Street. There is a lift, street parking (paid until 8pm), and bus routes on Taranaki St, Victoria St, and Ghuznee St.

Participants must be vaccinated, follow all current Covid rules, and adhere to our registration policies.

About the teacher

Matt Powell cut his improv teeth with the Court Jesters before moving to Wellington in 2015. Having performed, directed, and taught with WIT, PlayShop, Soap Factory, and Double Fancy, as well as other companies around Aotearoa and Australia, he became a founding member of Locomotive in 2019. A three-time Wellington Pun Battle champion and regular Late Night Knife Fight competitor with a background in dance and musical theatre, Matt is a true triple threat who believes that spontaneity and quality should not be mutually exclusive. Outside of improv, Matt builds web applications, including the software that powers the New Zealand Improv Festival.


“Matt Powell has such a deep and rich understanding of improv. He teaches that the body is just as valuable to an improvisor as voice or wit. He is an irrefutably generous and fun teacher! ”

“Matt Powell creates a safe, trusting environment with care and meticulous thought. This safer space enables participants to play and embrace things that are usually physically or emotionally challenging.”

— NZIF workshop participants

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Matt Powell

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Thistle Hall, Cnr Cuba & Arthur Streets, Wellington, New Zealand
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