For years now I have been practicing the art of improvisation, uncovering its many gifts and talking about it until my face falls off. A few friends suggested I write about it. They were gracious enough to say they’d read it if I did. I decided to hold them to that. 

​I founded Spontaneous Tortoise with a mission to explore improv practices, to share my musings on the art form and to delve deeper into some of the finer points of improvisation. 

I hope you enjoy exploring the site, read something interesting and join me in the improv journey. Feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together. We welcome guest authors to Spontaneous Tortoise so if you have an idea for an area of improvisation you would like to explore further, let us know.

Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves.

Viola Spolin

We practice improvisation not only to “express ourselves” but to connect with others in a more immediate way.

Patricia Ryan Madson

There is power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

Amy Poehler

Let’s build something together.