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

5 July ~ Amsterdam Magic Show, Paleis van de Weemoed 

22 July ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

24 July ~ Marbles Improv, Horse & Stables (London)

25 July ~Learn to love public speaking and presentations, (Guardian Masterclass)

NEW! Intro, Level One and Level Two improv courses starting in September 2016! email info [at] marblesimprov . com for more information

Latest thoughts

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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 […]

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Infinite Summer – No Joke

A few years ago I read David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. Because of how much I enjoyed that book, a couple of things happened.

One, I developed a keen appreciation […]

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Getting out out and away

A remarkable thing happened last week: after a period of near-freezing temperatures, during which we had to dig out and reapply winter jackets, scarves and hats, the weather broke again – and this time to […]