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Mon, 12 Sept


St Paul's Lutheran Church

The Art of The Scene

Continue to dive deeper into your grounded improv work, and pick up new scene work skills to maximise your ability to deliver a solid scene every time the lights go up!

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The Art of The Scene
The Art of The Scene


12 Sept 2022, 5:45 pm – 31 Oct 2022, 9:30 pm

St Paul's Lutheran Church , 12 King Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021, New Zealand


EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: Sign-up with code GROUNDED by Sunday, August 28th for $35 off! 

The Heart of It

Now that you know the basics, it's time to build on The Art Of The Scene.  This course is all about getting you the scene experience you need to nail journeys consistently and confidently. Diving deeper and with way more improv practice than ever before - deepening your learning with more emotional expansion and scene skills!

  • Worldbuilding - object work that will inspire you as much as any word can do!
  • The ABC method - a structure to assure your scene gets off on the right foot and builds equitably and joyfully
  • Silent scenes
  • Rapid-fire dialogue techniques
  • And more...

The Art of the Scene course is special in that the lessons are tighter, and the scene practice is maximized. You start with a lesson session, then after a quick break, you get a special session just to do scenes, with both your fellow classmates and other Improv Connection players with a multitude of experience, in smaller groups – more scenes, with more experienced players.


The course runs for 7 weeks, from Monday, 12th September to Monday, 24th October.

Class Format

5:30 Arrival (if possible),

5:45 – 7:20 Lessons

7:20–7:30 Break

7:30 – 9:30 Smaller Workout Session with a coach and fellow Improv Connection players at all levels


Jonathan Mandeno (The Art of The Scene) & Austin Harrison (Workouts). Additional guest teachers


2 Shows on Monday Nights - a Midterm Showcase on October 3rd and a Graduation Showcase at The Pow Wow Room on October 31st. 

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've never turned away a student due to a lack of funds.

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. No refunds are offered after the second class session begins. All course fees are GST inclusive.


In the event of COVID-19 making meeting in person unsafe, we will have classes online via zoom. Masks are worn during classes and we encourage students and coaches to stay home if they are feeling sick.


  • Art of the Scene course

    ---> Use code GROUNDED for a $35 discount. Code will work until Sunday, August 28th until 11:59 PM. The class package includes seven 1.75-hour weekly course sessions, with seven 1.75-hour practice sessions that immediately follow. Also included are two class shows (each with their own rehearsals)





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