Improvisation is the information

AND the means to deliver the information

On a blank page we start with you and THEN add the content.
Find out more at Shawn Kinley’s

 We don’t teach curriculum, we teach people. We don’t throw a tool at a workplace, we help the worker create unique tools for specific tasks. 

Plan, but adapt to inspiration, otherwise outdated ideas might blind you from making better choices.

Be prepared to be changed. What other outcome would you want?


Technique AND Spirit – Master these qualities and you’ll never fail to entertain an audience.

Having visited hundreds of groups in more than 50 countries over 30 years, Shawn offers information, inspiration, technique and fun for improvisers of every ability.

Expect a workshop that reveals your specific qualities and addresses your individual needs.

Topics cover a wide range: narrative, character, physical, format development, ‘basics’ (useful for every one), and many others. Workshops can be full days or last longer than a week. Existing show and development workshops are also possible. Shawn is always happy to discuss and devise unique workshop projects.


Shawn Kinley helps organizations all over the planet achieve specific goals. Working with group dynamics, change, stress, flexibility, creativity, awareness, communication or perception and identity, the possibilities for growth are vast.
Improvisation deals with the human issues.

Where hard skills are measurable immediatly, human skills are rarely taught but have huge long term impact. Tighten a screw and you’ve fixed a door. Listen to a client and they will open that door repeatedly.

Improvisation is the common tool for people all over the world. Sharpen it, tune it and improve your world. Drop Shawn a note Here and explore the possibilities . A discussion is no risk. It pushes the door open to see the potential inside.


A misconception about improvisation is that you must be quick and funny. It’s not true.

Participants in impro workshops with Shawn come from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. They are children who play as they work on social skills. They are seniors working on brain enhancement skills. They are couples spending time together having fun. Some are risk takers, some aren’t.

Whether you are looking for skills or a hobby, improvisation must be fun. If it isn’t, let’s do something else.Drop me a note and I’m sure we can come up with something you’ll enjoy and might benefit from! Click here to reach me.

“You do the most varied impro work I know”
“Just wanted to send a note of thanks for the great session you did for us yesterday. I received so many positive comments from participants, the main sentiment being “I wish we could have gone longer” and I would certainly echo that. I’m hoping to leverage the positive feedback from this into a longer teambuilding workshop we can offer in the future.” -Rose Campbell Learning Resource Consultant Bridgewater Bank
-Rose Campbell
Bridgewater Bank
“Thank you for the workshop, for giving me words for things i feel but am not very able to name them, for making me feel less alone with ideas or views i have and for being an inspiration.”
We limit ourselves because we don’t want to be wrong. BUT we have to risk being wrong so that we will have work that inspires us”. Shawn “C’est ce qu’on appelle une phrase inspirante que nous avions envie de partager avec la communauté d’improvisation. Continuons à prendre des risques et à nous tromper ! Merci à toi Shawn,”
Olistik – Compagnie d’improvisation théâtrale
“You tips and advice really will change my approach of how I work with the kids, they will not know what happens to them next Saturday . I’m so excited about teaching again and I would like to thank you for that.”