Impro System Workshop

October 20th 10am to 4pm @ the Olympia Center
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA

With Theresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D.

Impro System Workshop: You’ve probably heard of Theatresports or of the Theatresports-inspired television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? But did you know that most of the impro methods used in these popular entertainments originated from the work Keith Johnstone developed for/with professional actors at the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s? In this introduction to Johnstone’s unique system of impro training, participants will engage in several of his most popular games, exercises, and techniques. This workshop is for theatre artists of all levels and for anyone who is interested in acquiring a better understanding of how impro tools can support the performance process, inspire characters and good narratives.

Theresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D., has taught improvisation and applied improvisation all over the world in both academic and professional settings. She is considered one of the foremost teachers of the work of British impro pioneer Keith Johnstone. She serves as Johnstone's Literary Executor and authored the well-received biography on Johnstone (Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography, Bloomsbury 2013). She also co-edited the newly released, very popular Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre (Methuen Drama 2018), and she is co-director of the Global Improvisation Initiative (GII). For more on Theresa and her work, visit: