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A “master of improvisation” (Herald Sun) and “a leading force in Melbourne's improvised comedy world as both performer and instructor” (, Charlie Sturgeon has been an ensemble member of The Improv Conspiracy since its inception, having performed with Harold teams NASA Dropouts, Superstitious, and Endless Cash.

Charlie debuted in 2010 with The Big HOO-HAA!, and has also performed with Impro Melbourne, Impromptunes, and Impro Sketch, as well as guest appearances with companies across Australia.

A graduate of 16th Street Actors Studio, Charlie performs regularly with the Australian Shakespeare Company, having featured in Henry IV Part 1, Romeo & Juliet, and Hamlet, and starring in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It.

In addition to his professional improv and acting experience, Charlie has studied under clowns, circus performers, and physical theatre practitioners from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, and Romania, culminating in his joint endeavour with Andrew Strano, a completely silent physical comedy improv show, Quiet Achievers (“this show is done so well that it’s hard to tell it’s improv” ★★★★ — Herald Sun).

Charlie is also a veteran of The Improv Conspiracy’s team of workshop instructors, and teaches improvisation at 16th Street Actors Studio, and at the Victorian School of Performing Arts.