BNW Student Union co-founder and president, Jenni Lilledahl, sat down with Jim Robinson (instructor for our upcoming elective course "Managing Anxiety with Improv Skills") to talk about what students can expect from this fun and transformative four-week experience. Jim says that creating a non-judgmental space for improv is like taking a warm bath. Also it’s good to remember that this class is not therapy – it’s improv and it's fun!...

Our 55+ improv students at BNW SU and improv instructor Lauren Anderson were featured in a story in today’s variety section of the StarTribune indicating seniors find vitality through improv and the power of "Yes And". Thank you to our senior students who are models for practicing improv for life!...

By constant practice of jumping in and choosing to pay attention to our authentic voice first, we retrain our body, mind and self to ignore the judgment voice and listen to our true voice first. The more we do this practice in our improv class, the more likely we can do this practice in our daily lives....

Improvising your life requires all of you ─ not just your brain. That’s where your body comes in. Your body doesn’t lie. The body connects all of you together: your mind, your emotions, your creativity, your instinct, your surroundings, and your experiences. Every improvisation moment should incorporate all of you because that’s where the uniquely, authentic, creative, best you comes to life fully....

Meet Fred Cheng, a new improv teacher at the BNW SU who uses improv skills to follow his curiosity and express himself creatively in his daily life....