Maggie Nolan is a consultant and trainer, bringing techniques from improvisation practice into businesses. She launched her agency Start With A Yes over a year ago, combining years of experience of teaching and performing and applying them in a fresh context – to business.
In this chat we discuss the improv scene in the UK, how long-form improv works, and the range of reactions to ‘applied improv’ – particularly when it turns up unexpectedly in your office.
We also chat about the differences between teaching children and adults to “yes, and”, some of the many problems improv can solve in corporate workspaces, the triumphs and struggles of women in the comedy world, and more.
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