Spring 2017: Spolin Improvisation Intensives in L.A., N.Y., and Chicago!

     “Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves.” -Viola Spolin   Explore the improvisational acting method of Viola Spolin to enhance your training as an actor, improviser, educator, director, or to experience more play in your daily life.    Coming this spring: Weekend intensives in Los Angeles, New […]

Theater Game Workshop and Improvisation for Writers in L.A. Starting January, 2017!

Viola Spolin’s theater games launched the modern American improvisational theater movement and changed the way acting is taught. Her work has influenced generations of actors, directors, and educators. Explore the transformational theater games of Viola Spolin to enhance your training as […]

Support Sills/Spolin Theater Works: Our first year-end fund drive!

Dear Friends, We’re happy to announce our new website, ViolaSpolin.org, the official online home of Viola Spolin! It features the most comprehensive biography of Viola anywhere, fantastic archival photographs, plus news about workshops, outreach, publications, and more. We hope you’ll look around and […]

2015 Summer Workshops Announced: Story Theater and Theater Games

  We’re offering two improvisational theater intensives this summer. Players are invited to attend one or both. Workshop A: Theater Game Intensive with Aretha Sills, July 27-31 The Theater Game Intensive is a concentrated course in playing Viola Spolin’s exercises. Beginners and experienced players […]