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Keith Johnstone

KEITH JOHNSTONE is one of the few internationally recognized authorities in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including the formats Theatresports™, Maestro Impro©, Gorilla Theatre™, and The Life Game©.

Theatresports™ is known worldwide. The Life Game© was produced by London’s Improbable Theatre Co. (directed by Phelim McDermott). It toured Great Britain and the USA to great reviews.

Keith has written two best selling books about his theatre and improvisation theories and practices, in addition to several plays and short stories. His books, Impro and Impro For Storytellers, have been translated into many languages. His plays are produced worldwide.

Keith’s ideas about improvisation, behaviour, and performance appeal to a wide variety of groups. From actors to psychotherapists, improvisation companies, theatre schools, business and management training specialists, humanities research institutes, universities, and film production companies have invited Keith in to teach them about his impro system.

He founded the Theatre Machine improvisation group in England in the 1960s, touring Europe and North America, was the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, Canada, in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He founded The International Theatresports™ Institute in 1998.
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