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Saturday, August 10 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Restaurant Improv: Collaborative Creativity and Enlightenment As Appetizer

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Collaborative art, writing, or storytelling can unlock surprising truths, and show people they are more creative than they thought they were.  Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware that the creative world is for them, too.  In this workshop, we will explore activities that can be done after a group of friends has ordered at a restaurant and are waiting for their food.  Or when everyone is chilling in a living room and its time for the Next Thing to happen.  They are fun even for (especially for?) people who never thought of themselves as “creative.”
This workshop is aimed at people who want to do what I’m calling “Restaurant Improv” or “Social Nonsense” and also at people who want to incorporate these games into their current offerings. We will do some collaborative writing, art, and storytelling, and discuss tips for facilitating same. We’ll also laugh, feel satisfaction out of proportion to what we actually did, stumble on truths, and maybe wind up doing this again when we are sitting together at the gate in the airport!


Doug Shaw

Doug Shaw is a mathematics professor who has won many awards for his teaching. He’s been a systems engineer, street-busker, variety show performer, comedy troupe director, and elected member of the Cedar Falls school board. He’s facilitated workshops about teaching, mathematics... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
The Wang Center - Chapel