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 February  ~ Mezrab Stand-Up, Mezrab

12 February ~ My True Story, Mezrab

26 February ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

1 March ~ Improv Level One, Mezrab

6 March ~ Badplaats Storytelling Sessions, Volkshotel

17 March ~ Big Ideas Show (Topic: The Supernatural), OT 301

25 March ~ ThemeprovMezrab


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

Latest thoughts

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This man gets tired of London

This is a piece I wrote about leaving London, and what’s happened since. Originally written upon arriving in Amsterdam, I reworked it for the website Honest London.

Samuel Johnson didn’t just give the English language its first […]

  • darb

Introducing darb

Last year I did some film work with a few Dutch guys. We hit it off. We worked together a bit more, it happened again. We all thought: “I like working with these guys”.

So we sat […]

  • christmas_scene

The missing piece (a Christmas short story)

It sure as jingle feels Christmassy right now; as I write this, a sprinkling of snow as fine as Santa’s dandruff is settling on the window sill. I know I should sweep it off the sills, […]