You Can Have It All | Laurence Rosier Staines

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Imagine you’ve been binge-watching a television show during lockdown and suddenly the characters turn and address you. The newest interactive theatre project from writer and director Laurence Rosier Staines puts the audience on show for a brief lick of the action behind (and in front of) a theatre production.

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Theatresports Cranston Cup Grand Final 2019 | Impro Australia

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As another year comes to a close, Impro Australia gathers the best of the best theatresports teams from around Sydney to compete for the prized Cranston Cup in four rounds of improvised fun and theatrics. Hosted by Cranston Cup winning duo Mantaur, Harry Milas and Rob Johnson, the competition promised to celebrate the weird, the wonderful, and the entirely made up.

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Theatresports Cranston Cup Grand Final 2018 | Impro Australia

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Like debating or mock United Nations, high schoolers across Australia are welcomed to compete in theatresports. Or, some late bloomers may come to the game later on at university or in adulthood as a way to build confidence, make friends, and learn how to make an audience laugh. In a nutshell, theatresports is competitive improvisation and the Cranston Cup is the championship of the game.

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