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Writing

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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Training

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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Improv

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™

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

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Hat Tip (Ryman Illar Rap Video)

Last year, all of September I was focused on a crowdfunding campaign for my first book, TAKE IT EASY. Like most things in my life, the actual doing took much longer than I had anticipated. [...]

Solving the Rijksmuseum

  If you know me, you know that I love art, puzzles, augmented reality, games and cool experiences in general. So I spent some time visiting the Rijksmuseum this morning, solving the difficult version of their [...]

Upcoming Travels, Shows & Workshops

17 June ~ Ready, Set, Play, Mezrab

26 June ~ The Power of Improvisation, Soho House, London

1 July ~Themeprov, Mezrab

6 July ~ Learn to love public speaking and presentations, Guardian Masterclass

14 July ~ Boom Chicago&Friends, Carré

5 August ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

7 August ~ Amsterdam Magic XL, Boom Chicago

16 November ~ Learn to love public speaking and presentations, Guardian Masterclass

15 March ~L earn to love public speaking and presentations, Guardian Masterclass