September 16, 2019

“A skilled clown has no need to think ahead, he trusts always that ideas will present themselves…. When people start to learn clowning they attempt far too much, they won’t allow the events to carry them, they think ‘I do this’ instead of ‘this happens’” ~ Keith Johnst...

September 10, 2019

I introduced “status” to my Impro for Leading, Collaborating, and Creating class this week, and I assigned Daniel Pink’s chapter on “Attunement” from To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others as a way to connect status to terminology that would resonat...

September 2, 2019

This week began with a bang! Dale and I were invited by our new friend Roberto, a former genetics professor at UFMG, to the rehearsal of his samba club, Unidos do Samba Queixinho, in a warehouse near downtown Belo Horizonte. We had no idea what to expect and when Rober...

August 25, 2019

I am in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, teaching/researching IMPRO at UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) on a U.S. Scholar Fulbright from August through December 2019. UFMG is the largest federal university in Brazil and, apparently, quite prestigious (e.g., home to 3...

August 28, 2018

(First published on Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography Facebook Page on July 30, 2018)
First of all, thank you, Phelim McDermott, for telling me about Seth Godin! If you are a student of Johnstone's, you will dig Godin's podcast "Akimbo" and his blog (FYI, Godin rec...

May 17, 2018

A few weeks ago, I was lecturing on Beckett and Theatre of the Absurd in my Theatre History II class at Ohio University, reminding students that “Theatre of the Absurd” was not a movement with manifestos, that is, the so-called “absurdist” playwrights like Beckett, Pin...

June 11, 2017

(Photo Above: GII Symposium co-directors, Joel Veenstra (left) and Theresa Dudeck (middle), in conversation with Keith Johnstone, pioneer of improvisation. Photo by Dale Dudeck)

"For two days, improvisers of all ages, expertise and from places all around the world gathe...

Just a few days after my spring semester wrapped up at Chapman University, Dale and I embarked on a 24-day driving adventure and impro workshop tour up the west coast! It was the most fun “working vacation” I’ve ever had!

My first out of five scheduled workshops was at...

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