NEIL CURRAN

Me

Professional Improviser / Corporate Trainer / Executive Coach / Event Speaker
The ‘Neil’ of the “Neil+1” Improvised theatre & comedy show.

Founder and Director of Improv Fest Ireland and Assistant Director of Improv Utopia Ireland.

Once upon a time Founder of No Drama Theatre as well as many other improv and theatre projects. Neil has a Masters in Training and Education and is a certified Personal & Executive Coach.

Tinnitus Sufferer. Misunderstood Genius.

Where and who has Neil performed with?
Neil has had a passion for improvisation from an early age and has been tutoring improv for many years. Having performed with No Drama Theatre, Laughalot Improv, The Make Up Artists, Duty Free, Coastbusters, Poets of Penance and most recently Kirsty, Neil has also guested and performed in shows and theatres around the world including:

Second City (Hollywood and Toronto)
Adlib Theatre (Florida)
The PIT (New York)
Florida Studio Theatre
Unscripted Theatre (San Francisco)
Tristan Bates (London West End)
Hoopla (London)
Spectacles Improv Engine (California)
ComedySportz (California)
American Improv Theatre (California)
Zmack (Shanghai)
Go Comedy (Detroit)
Planet Ant (Detroit)

and many more.

See select list of recent performance history below.

Neil has performed at numerous festivals including Slapdash (London), Impro Fest UK (London), BIGIF (Barcelona), Big City Improv Festival (Toronto), San Jose Improv Festival, Edinburgh Improv Festival, Birmingham Improv FestivalImprofest (Krakow), Body & Soul (Ireland), Mythfest (Dublin) and 10 Days in Dublin.

Where has Neil taught?
Aside from Ireland, Neil has taught and performed improv in theatres and festivals San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Orange County California, Florida, Shanghai, Brussels, London, Krakow and Brighton.

Neil has taught improv to a number of well known Irish personalities including Síle Seoige, Daniella Moyles, Jenny Buckley, Rick O’Shea, Paddy McKenna, Shane Gillen, Jenny Dixon to name but a few.

Neil also trained and performed with Dublin’s first indigenous “Harold” Improv group as part of No Drama Theatre.

For Neil’s teaching Bio, click here.

Improv as an art or a skill?
Neil teaches improvisation as both a performing art and a life skill. Neil has being facilitating Improvisation in Business workshops for many companies and sample clients include Smurfit Business School, UCD, AIB, Bank of Ireland, IMI, Popcap Games International Ltd, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, and Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (Part of the Ogilvy & Mather Group).

In addition to Neil’s established track record of teaching and performing improv, Neil is also an Executive & Personal Coach and holds a Masters in Training & Education.

Neil has 20 years of management and corporate experience in an international context. He has led teams throughout his career having held a senior leadership position in the Irish subsidiary of a multinational organisation.  Neil is also an team member of The Core Story Ltd, providing story and strategy consulting and training to clients across Europe.

For details on upcoming shows, please check out the “Neil+1” page here.

Select Past Improv Performances:

2019
* The PIT, New York – International Debut of ’72 Hours’
* Edinburgh Improv FestivalNeil+1
* Teatro Barbarigo, Italy – Neil+1


2018
* Birmingham Improv Festival, – Neil+1
* Tinta Roja, Barceolona Improv GroupNeil+1

 

2017
* Orange Tuxedo with Carla & Craig Cackowski, Second City Hollywood – Guest performer
* International Literature Festival DublinNeil+1
* Phoenix Improv Festival – Director & Performer “The International Ensemble”
* American Improv Theatre, California – Guest Performer with Jeff & Friends

 

2016
* San Jose Improv FestivalNeil+1
* Applied Improvisation Network Annual ConferenceNeil+1
* Barcelona Improv FestivalNeil+1
* Slapdash Festival LondonNeil+1
* Improfest KrakowNeil+1

* American Improv Theatre, San JoseJeff & Friends
* ComedySportz San Jose – Guest Performer

 

2015
* Barcelona Improv FestivalNeil+1
* Second City, Toronto – Guest Improv Performer with cast of “Click, Bait & Switch”
* Big City Improv Festival, TorontoNeil+1
* Adlib Theatre, OrlandoNeil+1
* Florida Studio Theatre, SarasotaWhen X Meets Y – Guest Performer. Improvised Musical
* Go Comedy!, DetroitCampfire Tales
* Impro Fest UK, LondonBoy Seeks Girl
* Stage 4 Improv, CaliforniaGuest performer
* ComedySportz San Jose, California – Occasional guest performer during 2014 and 2015

 

2014
* Improv Fest IrelandBoy Seeks Girl
‘Neil + Lydia’, Dublin – One off duo show with UCB Teacher, Lydia Hensler.
* Mythfest, IrelandPoets Of Penance
* Un-Scripted Theater, San FranciscoNeil+1
* American Theatre Company, BrusselsNeil+1

 

2013
* Improv Fest IrelandNeil+1
* 10 Days In Dublin Festival, IrelandNeil+1
* Zmack, ShanghaiNeil+Curt

 

2012 & Prior
* Body & Soul Festival, IrelandBog Cottage Improv
* TedFest, IrelandLaughalot Improv

One thought on “About Neil

  • March 30, 2017 at 12:02 am
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    Can’t do may course but interested in future courses

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