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

An empty stage, one location, endless possibilities. Every scene takes place somewhere. Using a foundation of Viola Spolin’s space and sensory exercises, this workshop explores ways to create rich environments to fuel your mono scenes.

Self-assessed prerequisites: This workshop is recommended for anyone with at least one year of improv experience

Performance opportunities: The instructor will be inviting select students from the workshop to participate in a Defrost Festival performance involving related topics and skills later that day

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
    Saturday, August 10, 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
    Saturday, August 10, 2024

Meet your teacher

Instructor Profile

Edan Lacey

Edan Lacey is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS, MSA Directing 2017), has studied clown at Ecolé Philipe Gaulier and improvisation in New york at Upright Citizens Brigade, The People's improv Theatre and The New Actors Workshop, where he studied under the legendary director Mike Nichols. A writer, director and improviser, Edan is a two-time National Theatresports champion and has performed at The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival(MICF), IO in Chicago and has appeared on Aaron Chen Tonight, The Checkout (ABC), The Feed (SBS) and Orange is The New Brown (Channel 7). Edan is a co-founder and Resident Director at Improv Theatre Sydney and is a cast member of the improvised Dungeons and Dragons comedy podcast, The Dragon Friends.

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Enjoy some good times downstairs at Theory Bar

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

Community members and ticket-holders get 10% off*

(* Sundays and Public Holidays excepted)

Theory Bar