Let go of your agenda: What two five-year-olds taught me about improv

Let go of your agenda: What two five-year-olds taught me about improv


Once, when my oldest daughter was in kindergarten in Portland, she had a playdate scheduled with a friend from her old pre-school. This girl had recently been through a devastating family tragedy, so, wanting to help, I thought carefully about how to make this the most special effin’ playdate that anyone had ever seen. What … Read More


Giving Away My Work: Improv and Art Making

Giving Away My Work: Improv and Art Making


I have been performing improv for over 30 years now. One of the reasons I love to get up on stage without a script or any idea of what is going to happen next is the thrill of collaborating in the moment. The collision of ideas on stage can be magical, scary, and thrilling, but … Read More


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We started On Your Feet by asking one simple question: “How can the art of improvisation help people off the stage?” As performers and fans of the craft, we noticed that improvisers were to be able to navigate an extremely challenging set of constraints that bear a huge resemblance to many work environments (we both … Read More