Lisa Rowland has been improvising for more than 20 years.  A graduate of Stanford University, she has now returned to her alma mater and is a lecturer in Stanford’s Theatre and Performance Studies Department, teaching beginning and intermediate improvisation as well as storytelling and communication to the Knight-Hennessey Scholars.

Lisa is the Artistic Director of BATS Improv, Northern California’s most renowned improvisational theatre center, and is a co-founding member of both Improv Playhouse of San Francisco and Awkward Dinner Party.  She also co-hosts the podcast Monster Baby, which explores the intersection of Mindfulness and Improvisation.

Lisa believes that if more people played by the rules of improvisation, the world would be a better place.

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