Today’s guest is Michelle Gilliam. Michelle is an improviser, coach, and teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she is the owner and artistic director of Improv MKE. She is also a pillar of the global online improv community, where she runs jams and teaches classes with both Improv MKE and Will Hines’ World’s Greatest Improv School.
In this episode we discuss many improv topics including being real humans on stage, making your partner break, and short form versus longform improv. Michelle also offers advice on how to not otherize our partners, avoid stereotypes, play to the top of your intelligence, and to say no when you need to.