Improvising Change


Improvising Change is a Sydney based company 

focused on theatre for social development

Artistic Director and Founder
Joy Roberts

Since completing a Masters of Applied Theatre Joy has produced, facilitated and directed a variety of collaborative projects which were performed on stages in both London and Sydney.

When she is not involved in thespian stuff, Joy works in Mental Health Recovery and has also run theatre workshops within Mental Health services. She uses her improvising experience and psychodrama training to encourage participants’ creativity and personal development.

Joy continuously directs plays for Sydney festivals and readings for Sydney events.

Artistic Facilitator
Anastasia  Kyriakidis

Starting out as a Youth Worker Anastasia has gained great insight about how people deal with pain and illness. It has also led her to working with communities that are marginalised and whose voices aren't heard. She feels lucky to have worked with many different groups; facilitating the sharing of stories and creating opportunities for people to explore issues that they have never been asked about before.  

It is my privilege to have taught drama with many different community groups both here and in Ireland over the last 20 years.”

Anastasia currently teaches in an adult Intensive English Centre and uses drama as a tool for learning english.  

Artistic Facilitator

Christine Huynh

Christine is an enthusiastic high School Drama and English teacher, with a keen interest in Verbatim Theatre. She has always been interested in the power of Drama and its ability to connect individuals.

Christine studied a Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Sydney where she majored in English and Drama.