Theresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D., is an applied improvisation trainer, facilitator, speaker, and author. She is considered one of the foremost practitioners of the work of improv theatre pioneer Keith Johnstone. Her published biography on Johnstone has sold thousands of copies worldwide and has just been translated into Swedish (Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography, Bloomsbury, 2013).

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.

Theresa is also an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Chapman University where she directs and teaches Improv for Leadership, Theatre for Social Change, Improv for Actors, and other core theatre courses. Additionally, she is co-editing a second book for Bloomsbury that will contain a collection of case studies on how improvisation is being applied in business, science, law, humanitarian aid, and healthcare; and co-directing an international symposium on improvisation that will take place in the spring of 2017.