Award-winning actor/producer/improviser Wayne Brady will join applied improvisation training companies Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, LLC and Speechless Inc. as Chief Creative Officer in a merger set for early 2022. The newly formed company, FLS+, will help bring the transformative power of improvisational theater to a global audience. Joining Brady on the leadership team is former Second City President & Managing Partner Steve Johnston. Johnston, also an investor in FLS+, will serve as the President of the combined entity.

“Improvisation just isn’t a tool for the stage, it’s a tool for life,” said Brady. “With this revolutionary venture, we plan to bring improv to the people and to make it accessible to the world.” More information:

On another note FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME ACADEMY, the first ever freestyle school created and run directly by FLS Members, announces winter and spring virtual classes, offering “Foundations of Freestyle” and “Welcome to the Cypher.” FLS Academy has transformed the award-winning Broadway show’s unique blend of improvisation, storytelling, and hip hop into international, interactive virtual classes that are open to all skill levels. Scholarships are available to ensure that each class is diverse and inclusive, regardless of students’ financial status. Information at

Currently on a national tour, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is the critically acclaimed improv troupe founded by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale. FLS is the recipient of a 2020 Special Tony Award® and the subject of the Grammy nominated Hulu documentary “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme.”