I am the founder and artistic director of Impro Neuf International (INI) - Oslo’s first English improv comedy theatre. It is now Norway’s biggest improv community with over 500 enthusiasts from over 50 countries. Together with Impro Neuf, we are powering Oslo’s rising improv scene.
I have been honing the craft of improv since 2005, performing in the Netherlands with House of Mangoes, EQD and Stranger Things Have Happened. I am now playing in Norway in The Improv Speakeasy and other fun projects (Monosodium Glutamates, Fatman & Robin) as well as touring Denmark, Canada, Romania and USA. I cut my tooth performing in nice theatres and curious places, including frathouses, dark alleys, a courthouse, a farm and a Glühwein stand.
In Oslo I kickstarted an international improv community, where I am teaching and developing a curriculum for beginner, intermediate and masterclasses. I’m very proud that my first generations of students are now improv teachers, passing on the knowledge and traditions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close.
I am also a science teacher in the university with a Ph.D. degree in physics - which explains my overuse of science references, or why I get overexcited when you suggest Black Hole. I muse about improv a lot. Here’s my blog inspired by Impro Neuf: On Cloud Nine.
I love, love, love teaching improv. My teaching philosophy is to let players make bold choices within their own style of improv. See testimonials. My style is a mix of influence from working with these great masters of the art:
Jay Sukow, Andel Sudik (Second City)
Will Hines, Amanda Blake Davis, Jon Lutz (UCB)
Craig Cackowski, Craig Uhlir, Tara DeFrancisco, Stacey Smith, Jason Shotts (iO)
T.J. Mannix (Magnet)
Katy Schutte, Chris Mead (Maydays)
Adam Cawley, Rob Norman (Second City Toronto)
Tim Orr, Rafe Chase, Regina Saisi (BATS)
Lolu Ajayi (Boom Chicago)
I can teach a variety of topics personalized for you. Most workshops are designed for 2 days (8 hours), but they can be condensed down to 3 hours. Here are a few workshops I have given in the past.