Randy Dixon

Unexpected Productions @ Seattle, USA

This guest is probably our most famous one: Randy Dixon has over 35 years of improv experience. In 1983, he was a founding member of Unexpected Productions and has served as the company’s Artistic Director since 1988. His philosophy is based on his studies with Del Close, Keith Johnstone and Paul Sills.

Randy has taught improvisational theatre and acting in Denmark, Germany, Austria, Holland, and all over the U.S. and Canada. He toured New Zealand with the United TheatreSports tour in 1990. His improvisational long form creations Thread, Blank Slate, Black Eyed Blonde, Roethke, Found Objects, and Campfire are performed around the world.

His book on Improvisation, Being Present: Spontaneous Storytelling and the Art of Improvisation was published in German in 2000. Since 1994, his Living Playbook has been an online resource for improvisational games and long forms.

Outside of his improvisational work, Randy was a contributing editor for The Salt Journal, a journal of Myth, Religion, Psychology and Ideas. In addition to The Salt Journal, his writing has been published in Alchemy on Sunday, and Manifestations: A Scholarly Journal of Mythological Writing. Randy has B.F.A. in Drama and a Master’s Degree in Mythological Studies.