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12 April

Doom & Bloom Presents: CONTROVERSY


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60 mins

Doom & Bloom Presents: CONTROVERSY

Everything is burning, and we need to accelerate it...

Through unscripted theatre, Doom & Bloom's CONTROVERSY throws petrol on your innocent audience suggestion, or trivialises the greatest questions of our time.

The world has enough actual debate. This is not that. We’re prepared to punch up on nearly anything, especially if it’s irrelevant.

You’ll never be so happy to be dragged through the mud.

“GRIPPING, DELICIOUS, POIGNANT... They love what they do and are very good at it”
John Smythe
Creative team

Doom & Bloom is an existential improv duo. With its name inspired by our founding work with Jonathan Pitts, Doom & Bloom takes a dark-comedy, realistic, theatrical approach to explore intense dilemmas of modern life.

Nominated as one of the top Improv Troupes for the World Comedy Awards as a duo, the individuals have very different improv backgrounds:

Brendan West is an improvisor and theatre teacher from Hamilton, with 15 years experience in short form and devised theatre.

Ben Zolno is a filmmaker and improv teacher from Chicago, having trained at Second City, Annoyance, and UCB, and studied/performed at iO. He has 20 years experience, which he has used to teach several hundred students through his school Improv Connection, in Wellington.

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Topics are improvised.