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 class will help you build the skills to  

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Spring 2024 Schedule

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“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.