Ann Keiffer


In improv theater
you act from the
principal of Yes-And.
Whatever happens onstage,
you don’t resist or refuse,
you go with it—
giving it your Yes…
and responding
with your And—
words and action
arising spontaneously
out of trust in yourself,
and imagination.
Through your openness
you open the space
for all other players
in the scene
to add what comes next
out of their
possibility and
And the story onstage
naturally and creatively evolves.
I’m working on a
Yes-And life.

Ann Keiffer
March, 2021

Image: Digital collage by Ann Keiffer


About Ann

I am interested in the strange beauty of brokenness, in transforming possibility in difficult times, in how we heal even when we can’t get better, in the alchemy of surrender, in the interplay of light and shadow, in the bounty of everyday wonders, in the gift of laughter…and writing about it, all and everything.

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