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Keith Johnstone teaching DVD's

Don’t do your best. Keith Johnstone at the TEDx YYC event in Calgary, Canada AB, summer 2016

Don’t be prepared

KEITH JOHNSTONE is one of the few internationally recognized authorities in

the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including Theatresports™, Maestro Impro© (or Micetro©  Impro), Gorilla Theatre™, and The Life Game©. Keith has written two best selling books about his Theatre and Improvisation theories and practices, in addition to several plays and short stories.

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.


His books Impro, and Impro For Storytellers, have been translated into many languages. His plays are produced world wide.

Keith’s ideas about improvisation, behaviour and performance appeal to a wide variety of groups.  From Actors to Psychotherapists, Improvisation companies to Theatre Schools and Companies, Business and Management training specialists and Humanities Research Institutes, Universities and Film Production Companies have invited him to come to teach them about his ideas, and how they might apply them.

He founded the Theatre Machine Improvisation group in England in the 1960’s, touring Europe and North America , was the Co-founder and Artistic Director of The Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, Canada in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. He founded The International Theatresports™ Institute in 1998. If you are looking for Workshops to attend, go to the Workshops Page.

Keith Johnstone Biography

“Keith Johnstone: A Critical
Biography” is a fascinating
journey through the physical
spaces that have served
as Johnstone’s
transformative classrooms,
and into the conceptual
spaces which inform his
radical pedagogy and
approach to artistic work.”

Performing rights of Keith Johnstone's formats

Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™, Maestro Impro© are managed through the The International Theatresports™ Institute.

The Life Game™ rights are

managed through

Keith Johnstone Workshops Inc.

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