Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become stageworthy.
— Viola Spolin

Workshops/outreach

 

Summer Intensives at Paul Sills’ Theater Game Center, Door County, Wisconsin

Paul Sills Wisconsin Theater Game Center

Offering weeklong summer intensives in the work of American theater legends Viola Spolin and Paul Sills. Workshops meet in studios at the Sills family farm in Door County, Wisconsin, a world-famous vacation destination located on the beautiful peninsula in Lake Michigan. 

Unfortunately, the summer 2017 season was cancelled, but check back early next year for 2018 dates! 

Sign up to be notified about upcoming workshops here. More Information about the workshop and travel to Door County can be found at PaulSills.com


YOUTH PROGRAM, CHicago & L.A.

Coming soon: A new youth theater program in Los Angeles and Chicago, offering a series of classes for ages 7 through 18.

Viola Spolin Improvisation Class

Viola Spolin’s Theater Games are a play-based system of actor training. Theater Games promote awareness of self and others, problem solving, socialization skills, cooperation, and the development of your child’s unique gifts. Spolin’s non-competitive games have been used to joyfully teach acting to generations of kids and adults, among them Oscar and Tony-Award winning actors and directors. 

Sills/Spolin Theater Works educators Aretha and Neva Sills will lead the youth workshops in Los Angeles and Chicago, respectively.

Sign up to be notified about upcoming classes below. 

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WEEKEND IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING INTENSIVES IN LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK & CHICAGO THIS SPRING

Explore the improvisational acting method of Viola Spolin to enhance your training as an actor, improviser, educator, director, writer, or to experience more play in your daily life. 

Coming this spring: weekend intensives in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago!

Sidecoach Aretha Sills (granddaughter of Viola Spolin and daughter of Paul Sills) offers Spolin Theater Game workshops around the country

Visit here to learn more about upcoming workshops this spring in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

To request to be notified about upcoming workshops, please email Aretha Sills


OUTREACH

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.

Contact us with inquiries.