Stephen loves improv and is one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. When coaching and directing he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected. Stephen is the Artistic Director of Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and co-director of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. He currently also plays with The Verbs, a musical team, and in duo The Happiest People in the World.
The Protest is an improvised political protest, including songs, chants, signs, and scenes inspired by initial discussion (similar to a living-room). The issue being protested will be the ask, and chatting about it will be the base from which we branch into scenes that show the lives of the protestors, the impact of the issue, or are just fun and loosely related. We’ll also make signs with silly slogans, and improvise songs and chants.
Directed by Stephen Davidson and starring an ensemble cast from across NZIF 2018.