The Improv Chef of Walla Walla

The Improv Chef of Walla Walla


You probably have seen them dozens of times: the mini-marts inside gas stations where you’ll often find deep-fryer-dipped chicken fingers, churros, and Jo-Jo’s. Havens for greasy, warmed-over food products. Normally, I avoid these places like the plague. But when Andrae Bopp laid eyes on the dilapidated food area of the Cenex Gas Station on 9th … Read More


Serving the Story

I’m Starting to Resent Children for Being too Wise


It was November in New York, and I was steeling myself to attend a three-day experiential conference on leadership and authority where I wouldn’t know a soul. I wondered how I would be perceived by people there. Would they see me as a leader? Would I behave as one? I hoped so. Throughout Day One, … 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