Today's guest is Velvet Wells. Velvet is the outreach and inclusion manager for The Nursery Theatre in London, as well as the Director of Operations for the Black Improv Alliance. Velvet describes himself as Black, autistic, queer, and velvet-voiced.
We discussed the need for more Black people in improv, taking space for yourself, and the allure of Europe.
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