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Fun, Fast and Flexible: Improv Skills For Work and Life


Energy is contagious! This experiential session is loaded with practical exercises and fresh insights to energize team interactions and improve creative problem solving skills. You’ll learn a number of icebreakers, group activities, and interactive facilitation techniques you can add to your bag of tricks and bring back to your company while having fun and networking with other attendees.

We’ll draw from the brilliant treasury of enjoyable improvisational theatre games, not to learn how to perform, but rather to help you discover the secrets that improvisers already know about working effectively as a team that needs to produce quality work without all the time, resources, or information they need.

Merlin Works can provide fun, interactive, and educational presentations at your conference, meeting, or event to groups from 50 to 2,000 participants

In a world where change is constant, the best workers have the ability to improvise; they can think on their feet, adapt to change, and move forward through uncertainty. Come explore our fun and engaging exercises in a safe and friendly environment to improv(e) yourself!


“Yours was the ONLY session that year that rated a perfect score from the attendees! That’s an aggregate score…which means every single attendee gave you a perfect score. Dude. What?” — Susan O’Connor, Austin Game Developers Conference


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About Shana Merlin

Merlin Works is the brainchild of Shana Merlin: improviser, teacher, and performer. Since 1996, she’s been leading classes that stretch people’s imaginations, push them out of their comfort zones, and make them laugh out loud for hours at a time.
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  1. Jeff Hiddemen said:

    I am interested in having my team work with Merlin on Improv for work/team building/etc. Our team is about 35-40 people, although I’m not sure if everyone could make it. We are a consulting organization and everyone must be a good listener, think on their feet, etc. So we thought this would be a really fun and helpful activity to do as a team event. Can you provide some details on cost for this size, and what the options are? I would assume we’d want maybe 2 or 3 hours, although I’m guessing you have sample agendas. Thank you!

    • Karina said:

      Hi Jeff,

      Please email with your team building request and needs. Also, please visit to learn more about our corporate offerings.

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