Get your kids in on the joke!
Kids love to laugh and that’s exactly what the parents of Marc Rowland, from Montreal Improv, gave him with improv classes as a kid in Montreal. Find out how learning the ABC’s of improv at an early age made Marc a story-teller and a team-player through exciting games and activities….and got him in on the joke!
I’d like to thank my parents for encouraging me to do improv when I was 13. I’ve learned a lot of things from practicing and performing improvised comedy and those skills have had a profound effect on so many parts of my life.
Improv has made me a better listener. When improvising, I need to be able to watch and listen to my stage partner, my surroundings and even to my own thoughts. I have to accept all that information and add to it in a positive way. I’ve learned when to hold on to my ideas and when to just go with the flow.
Improv has improved my public speaking skills. I’ve had to learn to be a showman in all sorts of situations, how to read an audience and respond to what they want and what I think they will like. My successes have increased my confidence and made me feel that I handle unknown situations.
Improv is fun! I wouldn’t have continued with improv for nearly twenty years if I wasn’t still having a great time at it. Improvising is a form of play where our imaginations get to stretch and create worlds that we only dream of.
So thanks Mom and Dad for driving me to practices and shows when I was still in high school. It was definitely worth it.
Montreal Improv is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of improvised theatre or ‘improv’. Our theatre hosts shows and improve classes for kids , not just for improv but also for sketch and stand-up. The jokes here are made for kids!
Check out all their Improv classes for kids here