Theresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D., is a theatre practitioner and 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Scholar with expertise in applied improvisation. Theresa is considered one of the foremost teachers of Keith Johnstone’s Impro System. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography (Bloomsbury 2013) and co-editor of the first book of applied improvisation case studies, Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre (Methuen Drama 2018). Theresa is also the co-founder/co-director of one of the only international symposiums focused on theatrical improvisation, the Global Improvisation Initiative (GII).

Given her deep understanding of improvisational processes and her ability to create a safe, supportive, and motivating environment for people to step outside of their comfort zone, organizations regularly bring in Theresa to facilitate impro workshops focused on developing interpersonal, managerial, and leadership skills in a fun, collaborative way.