Swing Speaker Series: Using the Three Rules of Improv in Substitute Teaching


Using the Three Rules of Improv in Substitute Teaching

Featuring Kenn Adams

Artistic Director

Synergy Theater

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

4:00 p.m. PT




Kenn Adams is the Artistic Director of Synergy Theater and the author of the book How to Improvise a Full-Length Play; The Art of Spontaneous Theater. He is the creator of the classic short form improv games Sit, Stand and Kneel and The Family Dinner (a.k.a. Ding/Buzz or Biography) as well as The Story Spine, a simple exercise for understanding story structure that has been embraced by improvisers, writers and teachers the world over. Kenn began his career in New York City with Freestyle Repertory Theater, the New York Home for TheatreSports, and has been performing, directing, and teaching improvisation for almost 30 years.


Resource Links

Synergy Theater Class Schedule (online classes available)

Improv Encyclopedia for games and icebreakers

Improv games for kids 5+

Team building activities for teens 

Team building activities for elementary students


Past Swing Speaker Series Events

Fostering Positive Interactions with Students

Introduction to SEL for Substitute Teachers

Integrating SEL into the Core of the Curriculum

Introduction to Classroom Management