Ryan Millar


Ryan has been teaching, performing and writing about improv for nearly twenty years. He has taught and performed improv comedy all around Europe and Canada, and travels regularly to festivals to teach and perform.

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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 workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics are all right in his wheelhouse.

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Upcoming Travels, Shows & Workshops



28 August ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

29 August ~ Keynote speech HUTAC Annual Conference, Utrecht

5,6 September ~ Foundations in ImprovisationMezrab

15 September – 27 October ~ Level One Improv (course), Mezrab

17 September ~ Big Ideas Show, MixTree

25 September ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

Latest thoughts

  • Summerland

Back to Summerland

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
– Nelson Mandela

I grew up in a town called Summerland. Yes, that’s its actual name.

Like […]

Firing Chekhov’s Gun

“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” – Anton Chekhov

Chekhov’s gun is actually a principle. And […]

  • Moraine_Lake_

Wild as the wilderness

I’ve never been what you call outdoorsy. In fact, the word outdoorsy is used around me about as frequently as I am in the actual outdoors. So just in that zone above never.

As a boy growing up in Canada, […]