Explore the transformational theater games of Viola Spolin to enhance your training as an actor, improviser, educator, director, or to experience more play in your daily life. We're taking the show on the road! Upcoming workshops include weekend intensives in New York City, Denver, and Oakland.
Weekend Theater Game Intensive in New York City Oct. 8 & 9, 2016
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 and educators. In this weekend workshop we'll explore the groundbreaking exercises and theatrical concepts found in Spolin's Improvisation for the Theater. Open to beginners and experienced players, the intensive is designed to help players be present onstage and off.
We'll meet Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, from 1 to 7pm with an hour break at 4pm.
Location: The Thalia Studio at Peter Norton Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 (at 95th Street)
Tuition: $250. A few sliding scale spots are available. Full tuition is required to hold your space, which is refundable (minus a $50 deposit) if you cancel by Sept. 8. I accept checks or PayPal and am open to payment plans if needed.
To register or if you have questions: email.
Weekend Intensive in Denver, Sept 10 & 11, 2016
Registration details to be announced soon.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Aretha Sills is the granddaughter of Viola Spolin. She studied theater games for many years with her father, director Paul Sills, and has conducted workshops at Paul Sills' Wisconsin Theater Game Center, Bard College Cabaret, Northwestern University, and around the country. She is the Associate Director of Sills/Spolin Theater Works. Aretha was recently nominated for an INNY Award for Best Improvisation Instructor and was the keynote speaker at the California Educational Theatre Association conference.