Improv is a safe place where I am allowed to grow and joke without any judgement. I recommend improv to anyone who is looking to be the best version of themselves....

Improv challenges your limits in more than one sense. It allows you to be open to new ideas in your everyday life, to be brave enough to jump into situations that you would not have previously, and to showcase your strengths that you might not even have been aware you had....

The practice of saying thank you first tricks our brain out of its pattern of judgment (closed, resistant) and into the mindset of gratitude (open, accepting). Thank you makes your brain say, “Oh, I just said thank you. I must have just received something useful and wonderful. I better get a bit more curious and understand what that usefulness is.” And here’s what feels like the magical part to me: when we use this thank...

By sharing your true self your heart is courageous and brave. At the BNW SU we call this bravery of vulnerability. It’s an elective life course and improvisation is a fun, supportive, undeniable way to practice sharing your voice, eventually feeling more and more comfortable doing so....

BNW Student Union teaching artist, Olivia Wulf, sat down with BNW SU president, Jenni Lilledahl, to talk about a new elective course and the creative discovery that awaits students. This new class offers a compelling journey by combining proven mindfulness philosophies and the practice of playful improv....

Improv is a powerful way to help you be your best self as you navigate change. You will be surrounded by an undeniably supportive group of people, you’ll delight in the play that fuels positivity during life’s challenges, and you’ll practice ‘jumping in.’...

Our motto at the Brave New Workshop Student Union (BNW SU) is “Improv for Everyone. Improv for Life. Improv for Good.” Some of you reading this right now might be saying to yourself, well not EVERYONE…not ME. I hear this a lot. When I hear these comments I always try to demystify the practice of improvisation and dispel the myth that it’s an art form reserved only for the young, funny and bold. It really...

My life work is sharing the mindset and tools of improv with as many people as possible, because I believe it’s one of the most simple and powerful (and fun) practices on the planet. Perhaps the most common story thread I hear is: “Improvisation changed (or saved) my life. It is the single most healing thing I’ve done for myself.” ...