Amsterdam-based Canadian Ryan Millar writes plays, feature articles, short film scripts, fiction, comedy sketches, rap songs and – most recently – a book on improv. There’s also the blog down below, which is full of frequent thoughts and musings. He divides his writing time between passion projects and freelance work.

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Ryan has been in the facilitation and training game for more than twenty years. Drawing heavily on his improv background (and his work as a storyteller and writer), he specializes in helping individuals and businesses find creative ways to improve how they think, interact and perform.

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

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Ryan Millar’s 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

Doing Dutch DIY

I hold before me a toy wooden car. It's unfinished wood. Imperfect. Heavy and clunky, like a station wagon from the 80s. But it's mine. Well, it's my children's, but I made it. I brought

  • man with sungalsses and baby carrier hiking in the Dolomites

In praise of idleness

I'm driven. I devour productivity hacks, I devote a lot of mental space to doing more, building habits, setting goals, being more efficient. Even things like meditating and yoga, which I should really do as

Just taking it easy

Life is good. As I type this I'm sitting in the living room of my father-in-law's weekend house in the hills of Umbria. The girls are playing by the pool, and I'm about to join