Games for Creative Living
Spring 2023 Schedule
Mondays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM California time on Zoom (I will share a link)
9 PM New York time
10 AM Tuesday Japan time
9 AM Tuesday China time
April 3, 2023 – May 1, 2023
Tentative Weekly Outline
Mon 3 Apr – Class #1: Names, Spontaneity, Giving and Receiving
Mon 10 Apr – Class #2: Saying YES! No Blocking
Mon 17 Apr – Class #3: Cooperation: Sharing Control
Mon 24 Apr – Class #4: Telling Stories Together: Narrative
Mon 1 May – Class #5: Final Class: Favorite Games
42,000 JPY (tax included) – 420 USD for those outside Japan
VincePrep turned 15 in 2022
To celebrate, I am launching Games for Creative Living as a Zoom course to help develop skills for a changing world.
After the pandemic, we're coming back to life.
This adult-level class will help you connect with old and new friends worldwide.
Join us online to develop spontaneity, flexibility, cooperation, and social-emotional risk-taking.
Taught by a coach experienced in creating a safe, comfortable environment, this course will stretch your boundaries as you explore improv's life lessons and have a great time.
This class will help you build the skills to
Think on your feet
Maintain presence under pressure
Build collaboration and teamwork
Present ideas with confidence
Manage the unexpected
Listen and share control
Make your partner look good
Looking for an unforgettable online improv class to spark some joy, creativity and laughter in your life?
Vince will be assisting Patricia Ryan Madson's winter 2023 course through Stanford Continuing Studies
Registration is open and a few spaces remain.
This class is an adult-level introduction to the fundamental principles of improvising.
I have taught improv to hundreds at once, but I prefer 6-10 folks. Let's aim for that :)
One slot is already filled
Madson, Patricia Ryan. Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up, NY, Bell Tower Books, Random House, 2005.
“Improv can give us confidence and wings to fly. Come and learn to play games that provide laughter and new ways of seeing the world. I have known Vince Ricci for over 30 years. He is one of the top teachers of this work/play. I recommend his workshop.” – Patricia Ryan Madson, Improv Wisdom author and founder, Stanford Improvisors
"Success now belongs to people who can improvise. No one I know can show us how to do it better than Vince Ricci." – Bryant Welch, J.D., Ph.D., author of State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, St. Martin's Press, 2008, 2018.
A graduate of Stanford (B.A. 92) and NYU (M.A. 01), Vince is a lifelong educator, long-time improviser, cross-cultural communications trainer, and leadership coach. While at Stanford, Vince served as the founding Education Director of The Stanford Improvisors under the guidance of Patricia Ryan Madson. In January 2023, he will serve as her T.A. for her Stanford Continuing Studies course. An Oakland, CA native, Vince has been living in Tokyo, Japan, since 2002. He is married to a Japanese national and has a 17-year-old son.
Let's do what AI chatbots cannot do (yet :)
Please, complete this intake form if you are interested in learning more. Thank you!
Also, I plan to teach this again in the spring. If you have a preferred day/time, please let me know.
Finally, as the subtitle implies, this class is for adults (college graduates). I love teaching improv to middle and high schoolers and college students. Please reach out if you would like to arrange a youth class.
Please use this form to register for the class.