We are Mabel
Mabel was co-created in early 2017 by Matias Avaca and Nicolas Mankiewitz in Auckland, New Zealand. Since coming together to form the first Spanish-speaking Improv group in Australasia, the cast and producers of Mabel have been organizing and participating in artistic events to promote the Spanish language and Latin-American culture in New Zealand and beyond.
Matias, co-founder and artistic director of Mabel, feels like this project is "home away from home". But also represents a safe space for non Spanish-speaking people to practice the language and get closer to the Hispanic and Latin-american way of doing Improv. They also have been working with English speaking groups like Covert Theatre and The Waiheke Comedy Show, which led to develop the multilingual Improv show called "Livin' La Impro Loca".