Yakima improv class brings out creativity in students
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Children in Yakima are learning a fun style of theater in improvisation. In their first class students learning the basics of improv. As the week goes on they create scenes on their own with prompts. Michael Liddicoat has been involved with Allied Arts since he was in fifth grade. Now he is the director of programs for Go Out and Learn. Together they partnered with Allied Arts for the class.
Liddicoat says he sometimes has to give the students a little push, but shows them they can come up with some creative material. "Let's just give it a shot and see what you can do and what you can come up with, and they will always go above and beyond your expectations, sometimes in really weird ways, but it will always be better than whatever you could tell them to do."
Liddicoat says the students are able to express themselves when they get on stage. They can play and be funny. On Friday the students will bring their talents to the live stage performing for family and friends.