Our school of Improvised Theatre can often be described as "lessons in being nice to people". Being playfully spontaneous and looking after your partner are our central tenants. Join Troubador to discover a philosophy of risk, awareness and joy as we guide you through a few of our fundamental techniques and exercises.
As the newest addition to the impro theatre scene in Canberra, Troubador seeks to delve the wondrous depths of the human experience through spontaneity, story-telling and song. The troupe is led by Canberran musician Damian Ashcroft, who discovered improvisation in 2016. Damian instantly fell in love with impro theatre. His own philosophy that "love = acceptance" made a natural connection to the art form, of which 'offer and acceptance' are fundamental elements. After studying at ImproACT,, and traveling through Europe where he performed notably in Barcelona and Slovenia, Damian founded Troubador. Gathering his friends and colleagues, who together offer decades of theatrical experience, Troubador aims to experiment and explore with absolute freedom. They have no trouble playing with comedy, tragedy, humour and pathos, because their primary concern is Truth.