Actor / Artistic Director
Jonathan began improvising at the Court Theatre in 1987. Since then he has performed in hundreds of shows, and taught and directed improvisation and acting in New Zealand, Australia, England, Canada, and Argentina. He is a former Theatresports champion, stand-up comedian, actor, and the founder of Impulse Theatre. Jonathan founded Impulse Theatre in early 2015, bringing an exciting new form of unscripted theatre to Christchurch audiences.
Debbie is a very experienced improviser, actor, and writer. She has also spent many years involved in producing, writing, filming and editing independent short films and is an enthusiastic 48 Hours Film Fest entrant since 2004. (Team Upshot). She brings both her sketch writing and performance skills to shows such as "Skitch" and the female comedy troupe "Peppered Unicorn". She's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Actor / Musician
Mark has been writing and performing comedy for most of his life. His sketches are regularly featured in "Skitch", and he also does stand-up. He is a singer-songwriter with dozens of songs to his name, and recently branched into musical theatre with a solo performance at "Way Off Broadway". He sings with "A Capellago World Music Choir", and was in the chorus for "An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics". He also dabbles in screen acting.
Actor / Teacher
Lucy graduated with a BA in Acting from her previous life in the U.K. This, with a background of theatre work, dance and music training set her in good stead to start a life in Christchurch as a preschool teacher! She since has discovered the wonders of improv and joined Impulse Theatre, performing as part of the main cast for 2 years. She also writes and performs sketches as part of the female comedy group "Peppered Unicorn". Lucy is the teacher for Impulse Kids Drama Group.