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Tue, 01 Feb



Fundamentals of Improv: Power in Authenticity 2022

FINAL course taught by our founder Ben Zolno! His style of improvisational theatre helps you gain confidence, explore your strengths, and build community! Use real life and raw emotions inspire fun! Last chance, so why not join us now?

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Fundamentals of Improv: Power in Authenticity 2022
Fundamentals of Improv: Power in Authenticity 2022


01 Feb 2022, 6:00 pm NZDT – 22 Mar 2022, 9:00 pm NZDT

Wellington, 12 King Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021, New Zealand


NOTE: This will be the last course of its kind. Our founder is leaving Wellington, and this will be the last time he will be teaching it in this format.

The Heart of It

At Improv Connection, we make our audiences buckle over with laughter (and sometimes tears), but not because we go for the gag. Instead, our comedy is situational – playing on the absurdities of our everyday lives.  

To get there, we use raw emotion to drive our scenes, building easy, fun, relatable, grounded, and surprising journeys together; and building a great community while doing it – in Wellington and beyond! With us, you can develop your confidence – on stage and off – and meet amazing people doing the same.

Fundamentals of Improv: Power in Authenticity is our intro course, designed to give you all the tools you need to perform & grow into the best theatrical improviser you can be. Fundamentals of Improv is designed to familiarise you with our emotionally-grounded improv techniques. Everyone from improv newbies to seasoned veterans have found Fundamentals 1 a great start to this approach, as our approach is a bit different, and we teach each student at their own skill level and pace.

The next step after this course is the chance to join our Performance Program, which has shows every Monday night at Pow Wow room!

If you want to join an improv community of people learning to use their full emotional range to produce amazing improvised theatre — where we strive to make a safe container for everyone to do so at their own pace — apply now for the upcoming session! 

Basic Package – Course

Teacher: Ben Zolno, Improv Connection Founder

Dates:  Tuesdays, 1st February - March 22nd, 2022, 6PM – 9PM

Course Format: 3-hour classes, once a week for 8 weeks. We focus on lessons in the class. For more practice with the whole community, see our Bonus Package below.

Shows: 2 – one midterm, the other after the final class. 

Bonus Class: "Improv Rules" class/Q&A taught by improv greats from around the world.

Social Connection: Membership to Facebook group for connecting with other improv students and to further your learning. In addition to celebrating after each of our shows, we share, cross-promote, and go to other shows together.

Documentation: Detailed notes are emailed to you after most classes. Photos, audio, and/or video of every show, for you to learn from, and share your improv play with family & friends. 

Clear Pathway: After taking our Fundamentals of Improv course, you're eligible to participate in our Performance Program, where you'll be on a troupe with fellow improvisers, performing regularly at The Pow Wow Room. You'll also be able to sign up for specialist courses like our Character class. 

Location: Courses are held at 12 King Street, Mt Cook.  Shows are at Pow Wow Room, Courtenay Place.

Optional: One-on-Ones: Extra focus and rehearsal, opportunity to supercharge your progress, and Workouts (see below)

Bonus Package – Course + Term Pass

Our community gets half our progress through repetition – scene after scene after scene at our Sunday Night Jam Sessions, where you'll play with people at all levels in the community!  

To save now and be auto-enrolled in all seven Sessions (7:00–8:30 PM on Sundays), you can book a Term Pass in addition to registering for the course at a discount. This option saves you even more money on the Sunday night Jams than the Term Pass alone! We highly recommend this package for students of all experiences levels that want some extra practice, fun, and community connection.

Payment & Refund Policy

To maximise participation, we offer scholarships to those who can not afford to pay the full amount.  If you need a scholarship, please contact us about a scholarship by using the contact form, and we'll try to work something out. 

We reserve the right to choose the students who are a good fit for our program. If we do accept you into the course, your payment will secure your spot, and you're set to go!

If we are unable to accommodate you in the course as an applicant, your fee will be refunded within 24 hours.  

If you join us in the course, but leave the course after your first class session, your payment is refundable, minus an administration fee of $100.  

During a Covid event that restricts our ability to meet in person, we meet online.

No refunds are offered after the second class session begins. 

All course fees are GST inclusive.

Vaccine pass required at all Improv Connection events and venues.


  • Course Only

    Class package includes 8 three-hour weekly group sessions, two class shows and a bonus guest teacher session. NOTE: Filling in the form and submitting payment is part of an application process. We will immediately refund your payment if we are not able to provide a spot in the class.

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  • Bundle: Course + Sunday Jams

    This option includes the course plus a discounted Term Pass for all seven Weekly Sunday Night Jams (Sundays 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM) for extra scenes and additional coaching! Best Deal Available!

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  • Other Arrangement

    If you want to work out something else with us, like a payment plan, use this option and we'll be in touch!

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