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Tane Danger

VIDEO:  "Improv, wicked problems, and the platypus" 

As founder of The Theater of Public Policy, Tane Danger uses the fun and fascination of improv to teach about risk-taking, creative problem solving, and collaboration. An improv performer and director since 2003, Tane firmly believes the world would be a better place if it were a little less scripted (and tries to make it so every day). “Improv is an art built on imagination and possibility,” he says, adding that it not only builds vital skills, but also is a pathway to finding solutions to very difficult policy problems. 
In addition to his work with The Theater of Public Policy, Tane presents keynote addresses and workshops on the intersection of improv theater with civic collaboration and leadership. In 2014, Tane won a Bush Fellowship, which he is using to grow as an artist, a civic leader, and to obtain his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Listen to ALL of the 2015 Talks & Performances

Luca Clemente: "From tent city to tiny house village"

COL Scott St. Sauver: "A MN approach to helping veterans heal"

Benjamin Thwaits: "Focusing a lens on human potential"

Sara Sherman: "Horses see our armor"

Mike Link and Kate Crowley: "Full Circle: Hiking around Lake Superior" 

Jason Edens: "A long-term solution to fuel poverty"

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson: "Empathy and the power of virtual communities"

Arlene Jones: "Who's at your table?"

Corey Medina: "Using blues to shed light"

Tane Danger: "Improv, wicked problems, and the platypus"

Marie Johnson: "Listening to the (her) heart"

Matthew Fluharty: "Changing the face of rural"

Rick McLean: "Storytelling through song"

Jessica Willits: "Reaching out in our schools"