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Patricia Ryan Madson
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Patricia Ryan Madson has been teaching for four decades. On the Stanford drama faculty since 1977, she founded the Stanford Improvisors in 1991. As head of the undergraduate acting program, she won the university’s highest teaching prize, the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for outstanding contribution to undergraduate education. She also teaches at the Esalen Institute and for Stanford’s Continuing Studies. Patricia lives with her husband, Ronald Madson, and their Himalayan cat, Buddha, in El Granada, California, where they direct the California Center for Constructive Living.

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Improv Wisdom
Don't Prepare, Just Show Up
Written by Patricia Ryan Madson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $16.95

One of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2005, Spirituality & Health magazine

Improv Wisdom
teaches us how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges­helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Improv Wisdom
Don't Prepare, Just Show Up
Written by Patricia Ryan Madson


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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