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


24 February ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

24 March ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

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

18 April ~ Stand-up Night, Bar Bukowski

28 April ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

26 May ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

23 June ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

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


Latest thoughts

  • driving

In the driver’s seat

I sat in the driver’s seat and looked to my right. Not a shoulder check, just a look to the side. The driving examiner seated next to me slapped his hands on his thighs. “Alright,” […]

  • parents-daughter-walking

Spending days and lives

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard

I’ve been reading The Writing Life by Annie Dillard recently. It’s a slender book that offers lots of rich insights into […]

  • rock stacks

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 […]