©2019 by Wild Rabbit Productions


About Us

Wild Rabbit Productions is a Nelson based theatre company founded by actor-director Ruby Maschler

Wild Rabbit's focus is on creating engaging, dynamic theatre using cutting edge training. 





Want to connect with something bigger and deeper than yourself?

These classes take you into the world of story, drama, and emotion through techniques used by some of the top teachers around the world. 

Training in theatre enhances your flexibility in thought, speech and imagination. You'll connect with others on a deeper level and explore the nature of your humanity. 

Wild youth (16+)

This is an opportunity to train with like minded students and create theatre that is powerful, funny and wild. 

Training will be focused on acting with scripted work as well as improvisation. You'll learn how to work cohesively with others, stretch and build your muscles of playfulness and spontaneity, and at the same time explore the deeper meaning of your work. 

You will also have multiple opportunities to perform, direct, write and produce. 

Wild Youth (11+)

Wild Youth classes are open to the curious, playful storytellers of the next generation. 

Based on the principles of improvisation and physical theatre, as well as acting for stage and camera, you'll learn how to create real and meaningful worlds out of your own imagination. 

Training will be focused on group connection, trust, playfulness and learning to use the voice and body as tools of expression. 


Train and connect with your body, mind and senses - your tools as an actor.

Open to all, these yoga classes are a cross-disciplinary focus on balance, strength and flexibility while connecting to the mind and the breath. 

When and Where


Upcoming classes in Mapua 2020. Register your interest with Ruby directly.


Upcoming classes in Mapua 2020. Register your interest with Ruby directly.


Mondays - 3:30-5:30
Whakatu Pres Church Hall, Stoke
Classes starting in Feb 2020


Upcoming classes in Mapua and Stoke 2020. 
Private teaching also available.


About the Creative Director

Ruby Maschler is a teacher, improvisor and theatre-maker from Nelson. She founded Wild Rabbit in London in 2018 with a vision of creating theatre that is fully alive, organic and impactful, and meeting the cutting edge of convention.

She trained with Nelson based physical theatre company Body in Space, (2011-2015) and 16th St Actors Studio, Melbourne (2016-17). Ruby performed in The Firework Maker's Daughter (2012), and Metamorphoses (2015), as well as improv shows with The Deep End (2014-15) and People's Republic of Improv (June 2019- August 2019). She has been teaching since 2014 but chose to specialise in teaching drama in 2019.

She lives in her little cottage on a farm in Upper Moutere, where she drinks lots of tea, reads fascinating books, and eats lots of 90% chocolate. 


Get in Touch

We look forward to hearing from you.

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