About Improv Wiz

Improv Wiz is all about the world of improv (improvisation) with links to Improv Groups around the world.

Improv Wizard brings a look inside the world of improv with Improv Ideas, Improv Tips and Techniques to be a better Improviser, focus on Keith Johnstone creator of TheatreSports(TM) trainer of the worlds greatest Improvisers.

We plan to work towards becoming a centre of information on Improv.  Please drop us a line, with comments and feedback.

The history of Improv (Improvisation) stretches back centuries, perhaps to the beginning of time.  More formally, Improv  can be traced to many different improv styles.  Recent history traces Improv to the Commedia Dell’Arte (circa 1600′s), which was popular throughout europe for almost 200 years, when groups (or troupes) of performers would travel from town to town.  Recently, it has been reinvigorated by two people, namely Keith Johnstone and Viola Spolin, both of which came up with versions of the Improv Games.

One recently interesting Documentary “The World According to Keith” takes a look at Keith Johnstone’s world of improv which you can BUY here.

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