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


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

6 December ~ Amsterdam Magic Show, Paleis van de Weemoed 

23 December ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

27 January ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

27 March ~Learn to love public speaking and presentations, (Guardian Masterclass)

Latest thoughts

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Seven states for 2017

My next year isn’t so much about accomplishing things, or reaching goals. Because goals are apparently about creating habits. Do the right things and stuff gets done.

Well, I’m dialing it back slightly. Next year for me […]

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Baby’s first Christmas

Our baby is just now three months old, so this is her first Christmas. And my first as a dad. So my wife and I have great reasons to reinvigorate some holiday traditions — and […]

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The three steps to influence

Last week I stood in the middle of Amsterdam’s Centraal Station, yelling instructions at a group of 20 Nordic pharmaceutical managers. Then they put on goofy costumes and fanned out into the station, as instructed. […]