Improvisation Games for Teens
Facilitating Music and Theatre Games at Onward Willow
Improvisation games from both music and theatre offer a fun, inclusive and dynamic way to foster creativity, self-expression and social skills among teens. At this page, you’ll find plenty of resources for designing your own workshop!
This page profiles a project by students and professors at the University of Guelph working in partnership with Onward Willow-Better Beginnings, Better Futures. We describe a university course in which we designed and led improvisation workshops during a teen drop-in night. In the video, Dr. Ellen Waterman and Dr. Rebecca Caines introduce you to the project and talk about its impact. You can read and download a Guide written by Waterman, Caines and the participating students that offers practical tips, many games, a workshop template, and 5 sample two-hour workshop plans. Dr. Caines has also written a short essay reflecting on her experience in this rewarding project.