“The one bit of training I had was learning improvisation with Paul Sills and Viola Spolin, who really revolutionized theater in the country. I recommend that to young people who want to become actors because I think it’s the best foundation.” — Alan Alda

Explore the improvisational acting method of Viola Spolin to enhance your training as an actor, improviser, educator, writer, or director. Named “one of the most prominent acting techniques” by Backstage, Viola Spolin’s Theater Games release the intuition through focus, spontaneity, and play, opening up new avenues of expression and communication in your work and in your daily life.


New York Weekend Intensive May 18 & 19th, 2019 – Wait List Only

“Give & Take” Master Class for IRTE in New York, May 20, 2019

Chicago Weekend Intensive at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum June 22 & 23, 2019

Free events at the Hull-House Museum on May 13th, 14th, and June 21st, 2019

5-Day Intensive in Los Angeles July 8-12, 2019

Viola Spolin’s Theater Games launched the American improvisational theater movement and changed the way acting is taught. Her work has influenced generations of actors and educators. In the workshops with sidecoach Aretha Sills, we’ll explore the groundbreaking exercises and theatrical concepts found in her seminal book Improvisation for the Theater, with an emphasis on the philosophies of legendary improvisation innovators Viola Spolin and Paul Sills, and on applying Spolin’s meditative methods to your work in any artistic discipline.

Learn more and register at www.violaspolin.org/workshops

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