Status Play with Patti Stiles

18may(may 18)10:30 am19(may 19)5:00 pmStatus Play with Patti StilesBuild tension and create comedy through statusSold Out!10:30 am - 5:00 pm (19)

Event Details

Status play happens continually in life. It is a form of silent communication, significant in how we relate to and are affected by people everyday.

On stage relationships look void of any real connection when status play is not present. Master Servant work is anchored in status. It is the understanding of status play and the ability to raise and lower each others status which can build tension or create comedy. It is an important technique to have in your impro tool kit.

This workshop is a physical workshop and will involve being hit by balloons.


18 (Saturday) 10:30 am - 19 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


The Nursery Training Centre

6th floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street


Patti Stiles

Patti worked all over the world, in countries including Canada, the US, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Thailand. She is the Artistic Director if Die Nasty AU, co-director of Secret Impro theatre and has been Artistic Director of both Rapid Fire Theatre and Impro Melbourne. She was the first woman to improvise for 53 hours non-stop in the famous Die Nasty Soap-a-thon and has had a workshop room named after her at Impro ACT in Canberra. She is currently the Oceania representative on the Theatresports Institute Managing Board.

Patti served her apprenticeship with Keith Johnstone at the world-renowned Loose Moose Theatre before spending over twenty-five years interpreting and extending what she learnt there. In that time, she has become a legendary teacher for her fine skill, strong narrative and elegant style.