Working with Young People Online: Improv & Empowerment with Monica Gaga

Monday 18th January
10:00 – 12:30

Monica Gaga will lead you through taking the principles of improv, applying them to everyday life and using it as a tool to empower young people. Online working now more than ever is a big part of engaging with young people. As always we need to be creative and flexible with our approach to support the young people we work with to make informed choices. 

This workshop will explore:

  • Engaging creatively with young people online
  • Improv as a tool for empowerment
  • Creating activities to meet the needs of your group
  • Safeguarding improv activities online
  • Evaluation and impact tracking

You will leave this workshop with the resources and tools to plan, deliver and evaluate your own youth engagement programme that uses improv as a tool for empowering young people.

This workshop is great for anyone who works with young people in a professional or voluntary capacity and wants to bring improvisation games & activities into this work. No previous arts, improv or drama experience needed.

No previous arts experience needed

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

As seen, heard, staged and featured on BBC Three, BBC News, BBC Click, ITVBe, London Live, BBC History, BBC Radio London, Talk Radio, Global Pillage, The Comedy Store, Hoopla Impro, Omnibus Theatre, Boulevard Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Guardian, Timeout and more… 

Monica Gaga is a British-born black African queer improviser, facilitator, host and scripted actor, performer and youth professional worker. 

She trained in Community Theatre at East 15 Acting School, and her boundless love for improv stems from time spent at Second City in Chicago. 

When she is not performing, hosting or teaching, Monica is championing diversity, inclusion and equity in improv and trying to get as many people, particularly POC, involved as possible.

With ten years experience working in a local authority with-in Children’s Social Care and the youth sector Monica has worked with a variety of different young people, families, groups and professionals.

Monica is based in London, UK.