Will Luera – Director of the Sarasota Improv Festival

Will Luera is an improv legend and has been the director of the FST Improv Festival in Sarasota, Florida since 2014. He has a stellar cast lined up for this year’s festival in July.

Hear how Will began his improv career with ImprovBoston. Some of his numerous credits include Director of Big Bang Improv, the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, and Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival.

He’s studied improvisation with ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and Keith Johnstone.

He tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor. He performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. He is also an extremely kind and generous person. Despite the hectic schedule of the festival he always has time to chat and be helpful. Somehow he stays very calm as well!

I love this interview, especially as Will was generous enough to do a 2-prov scene with me! I’m hoping you enjoy this podcast with the talented and humble Will Luera.

Be sure to check out the 9th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival July 13 to 15, with  top improvisers from around the country performing and teaching: FST Improv Festival 2017.

Check out the great improv classes at FST at https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/adult-classes.

See Will in the 2016 FST Improv Festival with Big Bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykTGRYueCOw.