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Amsterdam-based Canadian Ryan Millar writes plays, feature articles, short film scripts, short fiction, comedy sketches, rap songs and – most recently – a book on improv. There’s also the blog on the right, which is filled with daily thoughts and weekly ideas. He divides his writing time between passion projects and freelance work.

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Ryan has nearly twenty years experience as a facilitator, trainer and coach. Drawing heavily on his improv background (with elements of storytelling and charisma best practices), he helps individuals and businesses improve the ways they think, interact and perform.

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Ryan has been teaching, performing, directing improv for nearly twenty years. In addition to teaching classes and doing shows in Amsterdam, he travels to festivals around Europe to perform and teach. He first book, on the subject of improv, TAKE IT EASY, is now available.

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TAKE IT EASY™ isn’t about a new way of doing improv, nor is it meant to replace your own style or approach. Instead it’s a mindset that can inform your performance and approach to improvisation.
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Latest thoughts

Play more, it’s good for you

Last Friday in Brussels I had a group of engineers and IT professionals play Grandma's Footsteps, the simple childhood game where one person stands against the wall with their back to the group. As the [...]

Applause, a primer for babies

Photo by John Firth/BIPs/Getty Images Since I was little I've always respected (and craved) applause. It's the way, as a live performer you get the feedback that you were appreciated. And as an audience [...]

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Book has been launched!

Like smashing a bottle of champagne on the side of a freshly painted new ship to christen it seaworthy, a big accomplishment deserves a ceremony. And thanks to great friends there was a perfectly fitting [...]

Upcoming Travels, Shows & Workshops

4 March ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

26 March ~Learn to love public speaking and presentations, Guardian Masterclass

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