Ryan Millar


Ryan has been teaching, performing, directing and writing about improv for nearly twenty years. In addition to regular classes and shows in Amsterdam, he travels regularly to festivals around Europe to perform and teach.

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Ryan writes plays, feature articles, short film scripts, short fiction, comedy sketches and other stuff besides – including the blog on the right. Much of his writing he does for clients like ING, Heineken and Shell, but a great deal of it he does for himself.

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Ryan helps individuals and businesses improve the ways they think and interact – internally and externally. Applied improv, storytelling and communications training are all right in his wheelhouse.

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Upcoming Travels, Shows & Workshops


17 September ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

4 October ~ Amsterdam Magic Show, Paleis van de Weemoed 

22 October ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

4 December ~Learn to love public speaking and presentations, (Guardian Masterclass)

Latest thoughts

  • 7-11

7-Eleven: A haiku story

My high school published a poetry journal. It may have been annually, or it may have happened just the one time, but it definitely happened at least once while I was a student.

This was in the […]

  • hip_gord

Canadian Universal: The Hip

The first time I heard The Tragically Hip I had just started high school, working the occasional evening at the local radio station my dad managed. My job was plugging in commercial cartridges when the station […]

  • scream at a computer

The un-casual editor

You know me: I’m laidback, friendly, and casual to the extreme.

Which makes sense: as a middle child I’m naturally pre-disposed to people-please, as a Canadian I’m polite to a fault, and as an improviser I’m […]