Katie Goodman
IMPROVISATION FOR THE SPIRIT: Live a More Creative, Spontaneous, and Courageous Life Using the Tools of Improv Comedy (Sourcebooks, 2008)
Katie Goodman and coauthor Soren Kisel tell a silly, absurdist tale that parents who need a night out can read aloud to reassure anxious little ones that they are indeed coming home!
     What do mom and dad actually do on "date night?" In this picture book, two children who stay at home with a sitter when their parents go out for for an evening imagine a series of increasingly wild adventures that befall mom and dad during the course of date night. The babysitter plays along, while reassuring them that their parents are quite capable of handling a nightout--even one that includes runaway hot air balloons, camel caravans, and a daring rescue that requires using Mom's high heels as climbing crampons. And to think they claimed to be going for just dinner and a movie!

Katie Goodman is a nationally touring improv comedy actress as well as a comedy writer, award-winning actress, acting teacher and creative coach. Her creative workshop and her writing have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also the director and co-writer for Broad Comedy, a nationally touring women’s sketch company as well as the author of IMPROVISATION FOR THE SPIRIT. She and her husband, Soren, were recently nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for their unique work in theatre. She lives in Bozeman, Montana.