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

The Amor Fati of it all

I was having a difficult time at work recently. Unreasonable boss, unmet expectations, creeping self-doubt. Piling deadlines. Everything was stressing me out. All in all really negative. And then, at home, we've dealing with a [...]

Becoming Irish

Back in 2003, I decided to apply for an Irish passport. I was going to be studying abroad in the Netherlands, and was informed that a European passport would smooth my navigation through the Dutch [...]

Pure joy: On breaking free of the useless

This Christmas, Santa gave me a book called Goodbye, Things, by Fumio Sasaki, (yes, yet another Japanese expert on minimalism). According to the blurb he “lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, [...]

Upcoming Travels, Shows & Workshops

5 May ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

2 June ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

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

7 June ~ Themeprov, Mezrab

21 July ~Ever Better (Storytelling Show), Mezrab