BOSTON AREA WEEKEND INTENSIVE OCTOBER 12TH & 13TH
Oct
12
to Oct 13

BOSTON AREA WEEKEND INTENSIVE OCTOBER 12TH & 13TH

BOSTON AREA WEEKEND INTENSIVE OCTOBER 12TH & 13TH, 2019
275.00

We’re excited to announce our first-ever Boston Viola Spolin Improvisation Intensive!

Designed to introduce the key principles of Viola Spolin’s revolutionary acting, directing, and teaching methods in two days (ten hours of play), the weekend intensive with sidecoach Aretha Sills will help players be more fully present onstage and off. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. See below for more about sidecoach Aretha Sills and quotes about the workshops.

We'll meet: Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13, from 11am to 5pm each day, with an hour break for lunch at 2pm.
Location:  Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Steet, Watertown, MA 02472
Tuition: $275. Tuition is non-refundable but your space can be transferred to another player with prior approval of the sidecoach.

If you have any questions, please email before registering.

If a workshop is sold out and you’d like to be added the wait list, email us and include the location and date of the workshop.

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NEW YORK  MINI SPOLIN INTENSIVE
Aug
13
to Aug 14

NEW YORK MINI SPOLIN INTENSIVE

NEW YORK MINI SPOLIN INTENSIVE AUGUST 13 & 14, 2019
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NEW YORK MINI SPOLIN INTENSIVE AUGUST 13 & 14, 2019
150.00

AUGUST 13 & 14, 2019, 7-10 PM EACH NIGHT

This two-night mini-intensive with sidecoach Aretha Sills is designed for players with some Spolin improvisation experience who’d like to delve deeper into the famously generative games and exercises in Improvisation for the Theater.

We’ll explore Spolin games that have been used by countless theater companies as rehearsal techniques or for devising/generating new material.

We’ll play warm ups and more advanced scene games to discover how Spolin exercises can be used to build a strong sense or ensemble, create new material, or to find brilliant and spontaneous moments when rehearsing scripted material. Class size is limited.

Returning players and players with some experience are encouraged to attend. New players, please email workshops@violaspolin.org before registering to discuss if the workshop is a good fit.

We’ll meet: Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14, from 7 to 10pm each night.

Location: Spaces @ 520, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018

Tuition: $150. Tuition is not refundable but you can transfer your space to another player with advance permission.

If you have any questions, please email before registering.

If a workshop is sold out and you’d like to be added the wait list, email us and be sure to include the location and date of the workshop.

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Shakespeare & Spolin Week with Los Angeles Drama Club for Ages 7-14
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Shakespeare & Spolin Week with Los Angeles Drama Club for Ages 7-14

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July 15 – 19
9 am to 3 pm
Catch One – 
4067 Pico Blvd, LA 90019

LADC, the country’s youngest Shakespeare troup, has always used Viola Spolin’s Theater Games as one of the foundations of the way they approach Shakespeare. Sills/Spolin Theater Work’s  Aretha Sills will join the wonderful educator/directors at LADC for a week of Shakespeare and theater games. Ms. Sills is the granddaughter of Viola Spolin. She studied Spolin’s improvisational theater games for many years with her father, legendary director Paul Sills, creator/director of The Second City and Story Theater. Players will be introduced to a series of games and exercises designed to unleash creativity through spontaneity, focus, and play. They will have a chance to develop the sensory awareness and communication skills needed on-stage and in daily life in an encouraging and joyful environment.

For 2nd through 8th grade (Fall 2019)

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CHICAGO WEEKEND INTENSIVE IN THE HISTORIC DINING HALL AT THE JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM
Jun
22
to Jun 23

CHICAGO WEEKEND INTENSIVE IN THE HISTORIC DINING HALL AT THE JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM

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CHICAGO WEEKEND INTENSIVE IN THE HISTORIC DINING HALL AT THE JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM JUNE 22 & 23, 2019
265.00

June 22-23, 2019

We are honored for the opportunity to play Viola Spolin's theater games in the space where FDR, Jane Addams, Ellen Gates Starr, and Neva Boyd broke bread.

Please note: Aretha Sills will also be offering a free workshop open to the public at the Hull-House Museum on June 21st. at 9am Please visit here to learn more and RSVP.

Designed to introduce the key principles of Viola Spolin’s revolutionary acting, directing, and teaching methods in two days (ten hours of play), the weekend intensive will help players be more fully present onstage and off.  Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Read sidecoach Aretha Sills’ bio and quotes about the workshops below.

We'll meet: Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, from 11am to 5pm each day, with an hour break for lunch at 2pm.
Location:  Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Dining Hall, The University of Illinois at Chicago,
800 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7017
Tuition: $265. A few sliding-scale spots are available. Payment plans ok. Tuition is refundable minus a $50 registration fee if you cancel by May 22.

If you have any questions, please email before registering.

To register, please fill out the form found here and pay below.

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