Games for Creative Living

(Improv for Adults)

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.

Course Summary

  • This class is an adult-level introduction to the fundamental principles of improvising.

Average Class Size

  • I have taught improv to hundreds at once, but I much prefer 6-10 folks. Let's aim for that :)

Spring 2023 Schedule

  • Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM California time (PST) on Zoom

    • 10 PM New York time

    • 11 AM Tuesday Tokyo time

  • April 3, 2023 – May 1, 2023

  • Five classes

Tentative Weekly Outline – Spring

  • Mon 3 AprClass #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 and Theatresports


  • 42,000 JPY (tax included) – 420 USD for those outside Japan


“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.

  • 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.

"Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will." – Baudelaire