Inside Improvisation

The Science Behind Theatrical Improvisation and How To Get Better

Cover of the book Inside Improvisation

Written by Academy of Improvisation principal Richard Bennett, Inside Improvisation explains how improv works from start to finish, referencing all the science that makes it work. 10 years in the making, it’s set to be a classic foundational text.

Classic rules and processes for learning and practicing improv are challenged, and well debated arguments and myths are finally debunked. How our bodies and brains work while improvising is completed explored, giving new insight into how to become a better improvisor.

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Where to buy

Inside Improvisation in paperback can be ordered from most books shops around the world as a special order, or from most online book stores. The eBook is exclusively available for Kindle from Amazon.


Academy of Improvisation (direct from publisher) — paperback
Amazon Australia — paperback
Amazon Australia — Kindle eBook
Book Depository UK via Amazon Australia — paperback, ships from U.K.
Booktopia — paperback
Fishpond — paperback, ships from U.K.


Amazon Canada — Kindle eBook


Amazon U.K. — Kindle eBook
Amazon U.K. — paperback


Amazon — paperback
Amazon — Kindle eBook
Barnes & Noble — paperback