(The Return of) The Unicorn's Story Cabaret

Derek Flores (NZ) and Michi Flores (NZ)

Note: Participants in this workshop will be considered for the cast of the show of the same name.

A celebration of what can be accomplished with little preparation and even less forethought. The bespoke teller of tall tales and weaver of spontaneous stories The Unicorn hosts an evening of cabaret acts discovered at NZIF, placing them in delightfully weird new contexts to see how these diamonds in the rough shine. Will it be stories, songs, scenes, or scintillating repartee?

The workshop provides an opportunity for performers to create a slick new variety ‘cabaret’ as well as new, hopefully, useful characters. We will delve into the improvisors’ natural inclinations and strengths and discover the character nestled within. Focusing more on banter then ‘scene and story’ we dig for authentic alternate incarnations of the self and find new and unusual contexts to see where they come alive.

Derek Flores

Derek Flores

Intuition. Inspiration. Improvisation. Meegwai productions (Michi & Derek Flores) is dedicated to creating and providing memorable experiences as well as sharing our knowledge. With a unique team teaching technique that has seen them at festivals from Dubai to Wurtzberg, and through Australia, Italy, and Germany, these two offer guidance from within the scene as well as an outside eye.

“The individual feedback is so valuable, making me realise to trust the bolder choices I make on stage and what works for me in front of an audience.” - Workshop participant

Michi Flores

Intuition. Inspiration. Improvisation. Meegwai productions (Michi & Derek Flores) is dedicated to creating and providing memorable experiences as well as sharing our knowledge. With a unique team teaching technique that has seen them at festivals from Dubai to Wurtzberg, and through Australia, Italy, and Germany, these two offer guidance from within the scene as well as an outside eye.

“The individual feedback is so valuable, making me realise to trust the bolder choices I make on stage and what works for me in front of an audience.” - Workshop participant