Applied Improvisation: Discussion and Signing

Applied Improvisation: Book Signing Party! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 5 to 7 PM

Actors and improvisers, your colleagues are taking the theories and techniques of improvised theatre and using them to do things like create a culture of resiliency and respect in healthcare at Johns Hopkins, and help small groups solve problems in crisis situations.

This collection of 12 in-depth case studies shows the depth and breadth of how Applied Improvisation is changing the way people lead, collaborate and create. Come help us celebrate with champagne, snacks and stories.

Editors Theresa Robbins Dudeck and Caitlin McClure will be joined by Mary Tyszkiewicz and Cathy Salit, who each contributed a case study to this groundbreaking anthology. They will share stories behind creating the book and an activity or two that you can immediately apply yourself.

More about the book:

Applied Improvisation is the umbrella term widely used to denote the application of improvised theatre's theories, tenets, games, techniques, and exercises beyond conventional theatre spaces, to foster the growth and/or development of flexible structures, new mindsets, and a range of inter and intra-personal skills required in today's volatile and uncertain world.

The contributors in this anthology are professional Applied Improvisation facilitators working in sectors as diverse as business, social science, theatre, education, law, and government. All have experienced the power of improvisation, have a driving need to share those experiences, and are united in the belief that improvisation can positively transform just about all human activity.

Keegan-Michael Key, actor, writer, producer, and alum of The Second City said: “Applied Improvisation triumphantly reveals to us, with passionate and fascinating research, by seasoned practitioners, over and over again how the power of this transformative art form can spread its positive and proactive influence over myriad walks of the human experience.” 

Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind said: “Applied Improvisation is a world-class textbook for those who want to learn how to teach corporate and nonprofit groups improvisation skills. It's also an inspiring idea book for anyone who wants to bring the magic of theatre to their organization. After reading this remarkable work, you'll be eager to start on your own improv adventure.”  

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Arthur Seelen Theatre
250 West 40th Street
Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre Cover Image
By Theresa Robbins Dudeck (Editor), Caitlin McClure (Editor)
ISBN: 9781350014367
Availability: Special Order
Published: Methuen Drama - April 19th, 2018