Matías Avaca is an Argentinean engineer who has been involved in the improv world since 2013, when he took part in one of the improv workshops taught by the acclaimed Esteban Agnello, in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. Then, since 2014, he was part of project called “Liga Mendocina de Improvisación”, which was also directed by Esteban Agnello. This project is to date considered the “biggest improv show in the world”, with a cast of over 100 actors. Matías was part of this project until early 2016, when he decided to emigrate to New Zealand.
Between 2014 and 2018 Matías took part in different workshops such as “Minimal Improvisations”, taught by Sergio Paris (founder of “Keto Impro”), “Magic realism, poetic body, reality levels” taught by Omar Galván and “The Art of Improvisation Level 1 and Level 2” directed by Wade Jackson (“Improv Bandits”), which gave him the opportunity to join The Covert Theatre. In May 2018, Matías had his first show with The Cover Theatre as part of the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival.