Games for Creative Living
I recently TA'd Patricia Ryan Madson's Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives course through Stanford Continuing Studies
To continue this momentum, I am offering Games for Creative Living to help develop skills for a changing world.
This adult-level Zoom 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
This class is an adult-level introduction to the fundamental principles of improvising.
We will learn creative games you can use with your children, students, colleagues, clients, and friends.
Spring 2024 Schedule
25 Mar – 22 Apr 2024
Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM California time on Zoom (I will share a link)
11 a.m. Tuesday Japan time
Tentative Weekly Outline
Mon 25 Mar – Class #1: Names, Spontaneity, Giving and Receiving
Mon 1 Apr – Class #2: Saying YES! No Blocking
Mon 8 Apr – Class #3: Cooperation: Sharing Control (Halloween costumes optional :)
Mon 15 Apr – Class #4: Telling Stories Together: Narrative (remember DST ends in the States)
Mon 22 Apr – Class #5: Final Class: Favorite Games
“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.
"Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will." – Baudelaire
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 2023, he served as her Stanford Continuing Studies course assistant. An Oakland, CA native, Vince has lived in Tokyo, Japan, since 2002. He is married to a Japanese national and has an 18-year-old son.