Blue Cavell-Allette is a veteran improv performer who has been invited to perform and facilitate workshops all over North America. She is the producer and creator of several popular, long-running improv show online and in person, including Tastemakers and the Newlywed Game. Blue is a founding member of two nationally and internationally award-winning all-black improv teams including Cakewalk and Casually Dope. She is a comedian, writer, and director of both traditional and improv theatre and a passionate advocate for building intentional and equitable communities. She has coached several national award-winning teams including Its Improv Baby and Cakewalk. Blue is a corporate trainer working with such companies as Youtube and S.C. Johnson. She is currently a professor at Morgan State University where she teaches applied improv. You might want to listen to my fascinating discussions with other improv teachers and innovators including Colin Mochrie and Anne Beatts *Improv Interviews podcast‘ is introduced by Susan L. Parker of yourinternationalvoice.com
I was so delighted to interview my friend and coach Blue Cavell-Allette. I’ve taken many classes with her and have always learned so much! We first met on an all-women team she was coaching and then again when she was the substitute teacher for Jay Sukow. We played a scene together, and she is so much fun to play with. She speaks on her improv journey and experience in writing, directing, and teaching!