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Theresa Robbins Dudeck, Ph.D. (co-founder of the Global Improvisation Initiative), is an improvisation trainer, facilitator and speaker, as well as a theatre scholar-artist. Theresa is considered one of the foremost practitioners of the work of impro theatre pioneer Keith Johnstone. She wrote the critically-acclaimed Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography (Bloomsbury 2013), and serves as Johnstone's Literary Executor. Recently, she co-edited Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre (Methuen Drama 2018), the first anthology of case studies that shows the range of applied improvisation work happening around the world. Theresa is currently teaching at Portland State University and is co-directing a documentary on Johnstone. For more on Theresa, please visit her website: 

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