In both "101 Improv Games for Children and Adults" and the follow up, “101 More Improv Games”, I set out to instill my love for improv. Learning how to improvise is a lot of fun, but improv can be a valuable technique in real life. Imagine having confidence to do more in life, or being a salesman that knows how to work around roadblocks, or a writer who now has a tool to get past writer’s block. Improv can train your mind to analyze a situation and see various outcomes quickly, thus allowing you to make the best choice. Check out “101 Improv Games for Children and Adults” to give you an overview of how to incorporate improv into your life or into your classroom if you’re a teacher. Then try out “101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults” to give you a broader knowledge.
Improv is not just for the stage, it’s a way to unlock judgement skills. It’s a way to break down barriers that cause you to freeze up when new things come along. I’ve seen it used to help people do amazing things. I’ve also seen it used to make people laugh until they are sore. I’ve been doing this every weekend for 20 years straight and never tire of performing or teaching improv. I’ve been thrilled to have these books to spread the word, and was even more amazed to see “101 Improv Games for Children and Adults” used to help teach English as a second language. Give improv a try. Whether it’s in your classroom, with your friends, on stage, or in life, you’ll find that it’s a great way to unlock a better you.