Matt Smith to speak at BBC – 25 June 2010

Thanks to our own BBC Regular Steve Kersten, his friend Matt Smith will give an “improv” presentation this Friday.

Among other things, Matt Smith is a “Communications Process Facilitator and Trainer” — he does workshops for businesses in team building, stress management, change management, and conflict resolution, based on improvisational theater theory.  He also just finished a sold-out series of shows at Seattle’s Hugo House, called “All My Children.”  And he’s an accomplished, much sought-after auctioneer at Seattle area venues, including Bainbridge’s “Auction for the Arts” a couple of years ago.

Matt will speak to us about how he applies improvisational theater theory to his work, his auctioneer business and generally how he manages to survive in this world without any bosses.

Matt co-founded the legendary Seatle Improv in 1985, and Stark/RavingTheatre with Ed Sampson in 1988. They created and toured numerous shows including award winner Here/There.

His acclaimed monologues include My Last Year with the Nuns, Helium, My Boat to Bainbridge, and Beyond Kindness. Among his screen credits: Outsourced, Spiderman, Sleepless in Seattle, Whiteface, Northern Exposure, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Almost live!.

He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife and their youngest daughter.

Legend has it Matt Smith is simply lots of fun!

See you all tomorrow for your morning Cup of BBC!

Tim Longley, BBC MC
Dave Kragen, BBC General Editor
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