Award-winning professional improvisers, teaching artists, and authors


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What would you do with over 500 games?

An excellent resource for individual improvisers and improv companies, The Big Book of Improv Games gives you everything you need to create season after season of unique, entertaining shows sure to please audiences and improvisers alike! Looking for something to spice up your improv jams and practices? This book is made for you, too.

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Looking to boost your improv game?

Designed for those already familiar with the basics, The 5 Elements of Improv is a valuable resource for everyone from beginner to pro. The authors’ theatre, teaching, and improvisation backgrounds will help you become well-versed in the 5 Elements that give you the most bang for your onstage buck.

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Delve into the Three Secrets of improv!

Whether you are getting started in the world of improvisation or are looking to refine your approach with deeper, more useful insights, The One Minute Improviser is a fun, readable book and an excellent choice for improvisers old and new!

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About Us

Defiant Monkey Improv

Performers, Teaching Artists, Authors

Founded in 2009 by improv veterans Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge, Defiant Monkey Improv has provided workshops and training for such major organizations as Americorps, Moog, Kaleida Health, The Association for Talent Development (ATD), and MAHLE Behr Troy. They perform internationally and, through the Defiant Monkey School of Improv, provide workshops specifically designed to help improvisers and their groups take their improv to the next level.

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