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

Insert Morpheus Meme: "What if I told you... there are only 4 types of improv scenes?"

I was blessed (or cursed) to be a nerdy high school theatre kid when The Matrix released in theatres in 1999. I watched it multiple times in the cinema, and bought it as my first DVD.

Many years later, the first time I ever did an improv show I was truly proud of, I explained it as feeling "like Neo in The Matrix" – in perfect control of everything, anticipating futures, dodging bullets and kicking comedic ass with my teammates.

My personal "I Know Kung Fu" moment came through the study of Position Play – a novel approach to improvisation devised by Miles Stroth at the iO and Pack Theaters in Chicago and Los Angeles.

While I can't beam my knowledge and experience directly into your brains like Neo, I can certainly deliver a fun and engaging primer about the topic.

(We'll safely skip over any yuckiness involving discussions of blue or red pills, since some problematic internet people have taken all fun out of that particular Matrix metaphor in recent years 😅)

Self-assessed prerequisites: This workshop is open to anyone who has been doing improv for six months or more

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

  • Workshop Session #1
    Friday, August 9, 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
    Friday, August 9, 2024

Meet your teacher

Instructor Profile

Adam Kangas

Adam Kangas is the founder and Company Director of the Improv Conspiracy Theatre, with over 15 years of experience with improvisation. He is an alumnus of the iO West and Upright Citizens Brigade improv training centres in Los Angeles and has trained extensively with some of the world's best improvisers in Australia and the USA. Under his direction The Improv Conspiracy Theatre has become a Melbourne institution that has trained thousands of improvisers and entertained countless audience members.

You can catch him performing at the theatre most weeks in F#*k This, I Quit and/or The Remix

Our community watering hole

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