Comedy Improv with Jesse Griffin in Auckland


  • 17 November 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre
100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland, Auckland, 1022, New Zealand

Applications Open 23 October 2019 2:00 pm
Applications Close 17 November 2019 6:00 pm
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Jesse will employ a physical devising approach employing improvisation as the primary tool for creating characters, generating ideas and building scenes. Using impulse exercises, status play, and a series of scenario based games focusing on character interplay and relationships, Jesse will explore tone, timing and the improv techniques at an actor's disposal when creating work. Please note: There will be no scenes or dialogue to learn. Successful applicants will need to bring clothing in which they can move freely.


  • Jesse Griffin

    Jesse has worked as a comedian, actor, writer and director in NZ, the UK and Australia for over 25 years. After studying at the John Bolton Theatre School in Melbourne, Jesse co-founded seminal physical comedy trio the 4 Noels and went on to create American Country singer character Wilson Dixon. He was the head writer and director of Comedy For Cure Kids working with Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords, and has directed many live comedy shows for local and international comics. As a comic actor Jesse has appeared in 800 Words (TVNZ/Channel 7), Golden (TV3), and Last Man Standing (Channel 7) among others. Jesse most recently co-created, wrote and directed "Educators" for TVNZ OnDemand and is currently in pre-production for series two.