Improv Theatre Booklist

A large number of books have been written about improvisational theatre, and the following is not by any means an exhaustive list. If you have some favorites you'd like to see added, see my contact information at the bottom.

One small note: "theatre" is not a typo, it's the correct spelling in England and Canada (where a lot of the improv books are from). Please don't send me email telling me the spelling is inconsistent; I'm simply using the literal title from the front of each book, so it will be "theater" for books published in the United States and "theatre" everywhere else.

Adding entries to this list...

This list is maintained by me, Bernie Roehl. Mail additional entries to me at and I'll be happy to add them. It sometimes takes me a while to process all my email, so be patient..