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Keith Johnstone - Profile

Ron East

Published: 2010-11-22

This biographical article on Keith Johnstone, creator of the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary and the patented Theatresports, traces his childhood experiences with shyness and speech difficulties in the British Public School system to his eventual success as an innovator and teacher of improvisational dramatic practices.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace