Spotlight On: Jason Geary

Jason has been improvising for 20 years; in that time he has performed all over the world, from Australia through Asia, the USA to the stages of Europe. Jason has studied Improvisation with teachers like Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Randy Dixon and Dan O’Connor and story with Robert McKee.

Jason is a founding member and former Artistic Director of Impro Melbourne and has performed with the company for the last 15 years where he has created and directed many long and short form improvised formats. His format ‘How 'Bout This?’ has been adopted and played internationally. He has been twice part of the National Theatresports Championship winning team and was Awarded best and fairest of the National Championships 2010.

Why are you excited about coming to NZIF?    
I'm excited to learn, play and teach. So many great giving people in one place. 

What do you get out of festivals like NZIF (or NZIF specifically)?    
I get to see other people exploring our craft in ways that are unique and inspiring. I get to network. I get to have an amazing time. 

What will people taking your workshop/attending your show get out of it?     
I hope to give inspire people I'm teaching to go and create their own work. To give people the confidence to play.

Best thing about improv is:    
Play. We all get to play.

Catch Jason across NZIF 2016: 4-8 October at BATS Theatre.