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. 


Sidecoach Aretha Sills (granddaughter of Viola Spolin and daughter of Paul Sills) offers Spolin theater game workshops regularly in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and around the country. 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.

Starting in January 2018 in Los Angeles: A Ten-week Alumni Workshop and a Weekend Spolin Intensive. Learn more here.


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 CLASSES in Los Angeles

Generations of kids and adults have learned to act through playing Viola Spolin's improvisational theater games, among them Oscar and Tony-Award winning actors and directors. Sidecoach Aretha Sills invites young players to explore the play-based method that allows each child's unique gifts to flourish in a non-competitive, nurturing, and joyful environment. Students of all experience levels are welcome, including aspiring actors and those who just wish to play! Classes start in February of 2018.