Improvisation and Storytelling

Last night I went to a fantastic gathering of improvisers who use improv games in their consulting work to businesses. I met them through the Applied Improvisation Network ( ). Fun and fascinating!

Many improv games are designed to give us an opportunity to step outside of the stories we usually live: Stories of what our role in a group should be, of what’s appropriate behavior, of how we allow ourselves to interact with others. Just that little step out of the old rules shifts our entire point of view–and that frees us to start living new stories. So exciting!

Welcome to the Labyrinth of Stories

Mountains outside Bridgeport, CA

Mountains outside Bridgeport, CA

Stories are a lifelong journey.

Stories make meaning from the randomness of life.

Stories change the world, remind us who we are, teach us who we don’t want to become, and carry eons of human learning stored in intensely-charged sensory images.

Stories are the sea we swim in, the air we breathe, the breath itself.