Quinn is just an ordinary kid - but these school holidays, our expert improvisers will send Quinn on an extraordinary adventure of your making. You create the creatures and characters you want our hero to encounter, so gather your young adventurers: we're about to tell a new tale of Quinn!
Who runs the world? GIRLS! And who decides what adventures they go on? Well.. you can! Join the Princesses and help us create adventures and antics full of whatever YOU like. Aimed at audience 4 - 10 years and lead by Impro Melbourne’s Katherine Weaver, this is a storytelling session you don’t want to miss.
The Mahua Improv Show is a very renowned and popular Chinese improv comedy show, using free dialogue, physical expression and performance skills to create unique improvised comedy. Mahua Improv’s enthusiasm and talent are celebrated in China and beyond - don’t miss this incredible event entirely in Mandarin!
From a random job from a career guide, the cast creates for you a fully improvised musical that will knock your socks off. The performers are remarkably talented, and the songs they create in the moment will astound you - from deeply emotional and heartfelt, to sublimely silly. You’ll be laughing and crying, and sometimes unsure which to do.
Local heroes, national champs and international superstars all face off in this brutal hilarious battle! A constant favourite in the NZIF calendar, laugh, cry, cheer and sigh as NZIF searches for the international heavyweight improv champ, crowned at the grand final on Friday 18 October.
The western frontier: a boiling pot of ambition and opportunity. But when such strong personalities and ideals clash, there's only one possible outcome: a duel. Mild West: Draw! is an instant longform by Dunedin's Improsaurus, where life hangs on the flip of a coin!
An improvised radio drama inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio shows. An Earthling and their alien friend escape Earth, only to discover that it is a big, strange universe out there. Led by Susan Williams (Stories of the Darkest Night, NZIF 2018), Galactapedia: Thumbing Through The Universe is accessible for performers and audience members who are blind/low vision/vision impaired.
The Newlyweds are a two-prov team made up of real-life married couple Eleanor Stankiewicz and Marcel Blanch-de Wilt. Each night at NZIF, they’re inviting another team to enjoy a double-date with them. Just like a double-date, ice will be broken, laughs will be had and by the end everyone will be best friends (hopefully.)
A high-energy show combining physical short-form improv games with heartfelt storytelling. A “Truth or Dare” raffle wheel determines if improvisers have to perform a randomly selected game (“Dare”), or tell a moving personal story (“Truth”). Witness a beautiful mix of daring tasks and honest moments.
Aotearoa takes on the globe in this joyous collision of local and international talent. Watch your favourite improvisers go head to head to defend their patriotic sensibilities. Only on Saturday the 19th on the Random Stage - you don’t want to miss this David and Goliath match of epic proportions!