Defrost Festival
2024 Festival Now On Sale
Shows, workshops & social events
July 31st – August 10th

Kultura is Tagalog for Culture. In this workshop, you won’t learn Tagalog (unless you want to), but you will be empowered to speak your own language and use your true cultural stories as inspiration for your characters and scenes. You will play on your own cultural stereotypes, and learn storytelling techniques to explore and celebrate sayings, superstitions, and traditions. These will then inspire authentic and hilarious characters and scenes in a long-form showcase.

Self-assessed prerequisites: This workshop is open to anyone who has completed at least a beginner level of improv and who has ever been asked, “Where are you from – no, where are you really from?”

Performance opportunities: All students are invited to participate in a live performance of the Kultura format later in the day at Theory Bar

Guest instructor notice: this workshop is taught by a visiting independent artist, not a usual member of The Improv Conspiracy Theatre's teaching staff. While we trust that it will be a fantastic experience for all involved, please note that we do not directly control their curriculums, classroom protocols, etc. Additionally, our standard policy on course deferrals for internal credit does not apply, as the instructor may only be in town for an extremely limited period of time – please consider all bookings to be final.

Capacity notice: this workshop is capped at 20 participants, as opposed to our usual 16.

  • Workshop Session #1
    Sunday, August 4, 2024
Course Fees


Plus online booking fee of $1.25

Prices include GST

Course Prerequisites
This course has no prerequisites
You are eligible for this course

Important dates, venues & times

Course calendar

Workshop Sessions
  • Workshop Session #1
    Sunday, August 4, 2024

Meet your teacher

Instructor Profile

Janette McBride

Janette McBride is a proud Filipina-Australian who was an actor in the Philippines as a teen and an improviser in Australia since 2015. In 2021, Janette created the first dedicated improvised multicultural show in QLD called Wer Ya From. It’s been a part of the BrisAsia Festival and Big Fork Theatre’s regular programming ever since. Janette teaches improv classes and produces shows including "Pasiones: An Improvised Telenovela" and "Ang Boypren Kong Puti (My White Boyfriend)", a tale of multicultural love, for the Manila Improv Festival 2023. She is passionate about widening cultural diversity on stage and encourages performers to embrace their heritage both in and out of character.

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Fancy a beverage after your next show or class session? Our ground floor bar is open Wednesday–Sunday.

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(* Sundays and Public Holidays excepted)

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