Paul Sills’ Theater Game Center, Door County, Wisconsin

Offering week-long summer intensives in the work of American theater legends Viola Spolin and Paul Sills in Door County, Wisconsin, the world-famous vacation destination located on the beautiful peninsula in Lake Michigan. 

The Spolin Workshop, Los Angeles

Sidecoach Aretha Sills (granddaughter of Viola Spolin and daughter of Paul Sills) offers Spolin theater game workshops regularly in Los Angeles. Explore the transformational theater games of Viola Spolin to enhance your training as an actor, improviser, educator, director, writer, or to experience more play in your daily life. 


Sills/Spolin Theater Works educators are available to bring workshops in Theater Games and Story Theater to your school or organization. We also direct productions, offer teacher training, and speak to groups about Viola Spolin, Paul Sills, and the history of improvisational theater in America.

Youth Program, Chicago & Los Angeles

Coming in 2016: A new youth theater program in Los Angeles and Chicago, offering a series of classes for ages 7 through 18. Viola Spolin’s Theater Games are a play-based system of actor training that educate the whole child. Theater Games promote awareness of self and others, problem solving, socialization skills, and the development of your child’s unique gifts.