Improv for kids
“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 30 years. He is one of the top teachers of this work/play. I recommend his workshop.” – Patricia Ryan Madson, Improv Wisdom author, founder, Stanford Improvisors (SIMPS)
Project Confidence: Exclusive Five-week Online Course Built Around Improvisation Techniques Developed by Stanford University Professor Patricia Ryan Madson
Comfort on camera is an essential skill, especially in these days of distance learning. Now more than ever, students must be fluid and self-expressive when engaging in video-based communications.
As a father of a 14-year-old and a former teacher of middle and high school (history and drama), I use the techniques of my mentor, Patricia Ryan Madson, to help children find and express their authentic voices.
We meet online weekly for one hour to build transferable skills to help children listen better and contribute more in learning environments and daily life.
Together, we build storytelling skills to keep opening doors for a lifetime.
"We loved the ability to learn how to be confident with others over a video call and how to have fun and engage even more. In challenging times like this, it is great for kids to learn to engage with other students and teachers on a video call. And we think it will be useful on many different occasions in this age of distance learning." – Parent of Participant
#1 of 5
Sun 10 May 2020 @ 11:30am–12:30pm GMT
Be aware, be present: Accept offers
Yes! Game to learn how to build on the ideas of others
Word at a time stories
#2 of 5
Sun 17 May 2020 @ 11:30am–12:30pm GMT
There's always something in the box: Give a gift
Narrative techniques: shared control; start anywhere: Sound ball, word ball
#3 of 5
Sun 24 May 2020 @ 11:30am–12:30pm GMT
Prepare a 1–minute speech on:
an embarrassing moment; a truth you have learned; a joke; a travel story; a topic of your choice
#4 of 5
Sun 31 May 2020 @ 11:30am–12:30pm GMT
Practice group stories
Give and receive feedback
#5 of 5
Sun 7 June 2020 @ 11:30am–12:30pm GMT
Final group story presentation
Parents are welcome to observe the last half hour of the final class as the children create a story together
Maximum of six students (ages 10-14)
Please use the form below to request a workshop for your group