Mary Scruggs is an actress, director, playwright, and educator. She is currently the head of writing and education programs at The Second City Training Center in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and son. Michael J. Gellman is the head of The Second City New York program. He was a resident company member of The Second City Chicago for three years and he has directed at The Second City since 1980. In addition to The Second City Training Center, Gellman has taught at Columbia College, Northern Illinois University, and Artistic New Directions.
"Process: An Improviser's Journey has truly captured that exhilaration we've felt performing long-form improv for the stage. It's this collaborative process, the controlled accident, that generates unforgettable theatre. When we worked with Michael Gellman at the Organic Theatre creating scenario plays, we experienced that first-hand. He carries on the work of Viola Spolin, Paul Sills, and David Shepard, who all saw the potential of improvisation to produce compelling theatrical experiences. An indispensable guide for teachers, students, and anyone interested in the creative process." --Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta, writers, performer, The Simpsons