Locomotive is an improvised theatre training centre based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand). We deliver grounded, well-rounded training in theatrical improv and related skills through term-based, weekend, and one-off workshop programmes. We aim to grow improvisors into performers and creators with strong stagecraft, competent skills, joyful teamwork, and an awareness of the context and whakapapa of the work they create and contribute to.
Locomotive launched in 2019 with a range of touring teachers and workshops, and at the start of 2020 took on delivery of Late Night Knife Fight including hosting, producing and coaching. While gearing up to start a range of other training opportunities, 2020 happened (as it did to all of us!) and that, plus the birth of director Jennifer's first child meant a lot of our plans became significantly waylaid. In 2021 we continue to lead LNKF, perform our long-form show One Act/Play, and look forward to bringing those overdue training opportunities to Wellington.