AERIALIST PRESS (our
description and our mission)
theatre is often described as spontaneous, innovative, irreverent,
and without boundaries. The same can be said for a rule-breaking, risk-taking
publishing company located in the conservative Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Aerialist Press, or Publishing Without a Net operates as an
improvisational scene. It makes decisions based on fearless discovery
and it embraces
the unknown. The authors and titles the company represents have been
somehow affected and influenced by the philosophies, ideals and behavior
of world class improvisation.
goal is to publish works that spread the core principles of improvisation
the masses. By incorporating the elements of great
improvisation into the products it produces, Aerialist will fulfill its
mission of improving the human condition through improvisational ideals
• statusless environments,
• selfless contribution,
• clear, declarative and honest communication,
• laughter-induced insights, and
• the miracles of imperfection.
first title, Innovation at the Speed of Laughter: 8 Secrets to
World Class Idea
Generation has already made a worldwide
impact on how corporations work together and produce innovation. Using
his book and extensive speaking and training program, author John Sweeney
has helped hundreds of organizations. By bridging the gap between improvisational
innovation and workplace productivity, John and his book are a prime
example of the powerful potential that lies within the center of improvisational
Our most recent title,
Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project is
a simple little book with a simple little theme, "Act the way you want
to the world
to be." We are extremely excited by the initial reaction and overwhelming
support for this project and we hope you'll join in by visiting the
book website at http://www.return-to-civility.com.
Like a great improvisational
scene, Aerialist is always discovering and expanding. Our “Yes And!” policy
of growth continually explores new vehicles to carry the message of
improvisation. Look for
upcoming books on the subjects of improvisational parenting, improvisational
sobriety and recovery, and improvisational life skills.
Constantly adding to the last scene performed, Aerialist is frequently
non-traditional, never stagnant, and always surprising!