NZ International Comedy Festival 2013
As part of the 2013 International NZ Comedy Festival!
After taking a year off to bask in the afterglow, ConArtists is back to titillate more than just your funnybone. Tell us your saucy stories and we’ll improvise waves of comedic pleasure based on your juicy bits. Slip between our sheets to hear songs, poems and scenes all invented on the spot with you as our naughty inspiration.
”moments of gut-busting brilliance.’ Theatreview 2010
”you’ll have a ball.’ Theatreview 2011
Look out for our show “Sex, Lies and Improvise”
Sex, Lies and Improvise will be touring the Community Theatres throughout Auckland in the latter of 2013. Further details and dates to follow, or contact us for more details 09 307 3641.
On the Road
ConArtists has a range of full-length shows to fit your venue or festival and we are keen to entertain you wherever you are. Contact us to talk through the details of how we can have your local audiences laughing at our inspired silliness. School workshops are also available.
“Having experienced the delights of Austen Found I can say that it is the perfect entertainment for regional festivals.” Roger King Former Director of the Taranaki Festival of the Arts
“Austen Found enjoyed a highly successful Auckland season in October 2010, proving consistently popular with both critics and audiences alike thanks to its talented team of improvisers…” Craig Cooper, STAMP Coordinator – THE EDGE
Shows on Offer:
Austen Found – The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen
Addicted to Darcy? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Bonkers for Big Balls? Well put down your cross-stitching and join Auckland’s leading improv troupe, ConArtists, as they swoon, romp, and pianoforte their way through an entirely improvised Austenian Musical. Charming suitors, meddlesome mothers, tight breeches and surprisingly well educated girls will all paint a vivid picture in song, dance and passionate hand holding. Touring Party 6 R14
Enid Untold: Five Go Mad on Improv
Hoorah! Grab lashings of Ginger Beer and prepare for Timmy to get Licky. Those Jolly Hockeysticks ConArtists, are back to improvise through a spiffing escapade in the style of beloved children’s author Enid Blyton. The Thrusting Three, The Silly Six or perhaps The Frisky Four will solve epic adventures involving pesky adults with the help of their good solid English Values and immensely sensible shoes. Oh, and they’ll probably eat some scones too. Warning: May contain grown men in shorts. Touring Party 5 or with optional musician 6 R16
Sex, Lies and Improvise
Jump under the covers with ConArtists as your lusty lives are sung, danced and spontaneously enacted for waves of comedic pleasure every time. Be anonymous, write down your saucy stories and watch them come to life! Join NZ’s hottest improvisers for a guaranteed climax every time. Touring Party 4, with optional musician, 5. R16
It’s laughter to the maximus as our buffed gladiators battle it out in the comedy arena to get your thumbs up. It’s Theatresports Roman style, but without lions, sandles or orgies. Touring Party 4, with optional musician, 5. R16
Theatresports for All Ages
A family Friendly comedy show that all ages can enjoy. Be drawn into the action as the actors weave your suggestions into comedy gold and maybe use your children as willing props along the way. Touring Party 4, with optional musician, 5. GA
Shows in Development – The Fairytale Factory (Children’s Improvised show), What the Dickens (Improvised Dickensian Excitement).
We may mean business but after hours we can have you rolling in the aisles too. For a good time check out ConArtists’ range of fantastically funny public shows.
“Jane Austen would turn in her grave with delight!” Rip It Up Adelaide – Austen Found 2010
“…gut-busting brilliance.” Sex, Lies and Improvise, Theatreview 2011
“…an engaging entertainment full of fun and frivolity.” NZ Herald, Austen Found 2010
From the NZ International Comedy Festival, to Regional Festivals to celebratory shows, ConArtists has kept the public chortling for over 20 years. Audiences as far afield as Germany, Singapore, Edmonton and Whakatane have delighted at their typically irreverent brand of Kiwi Crack-Ups.