Spolin Games Online Master Classes in Seattle Now accepting New Members
We are recruiting students for an ongoing workshop in Spolin Games led by Gary Schwartz:
WHEN: Sunday Afternoons 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WHERE: Taproot Theatre's Isaac Studio
204 N. 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
COST: $80 per month ($20 per class).
Come to a free workshop/inteview session Sunday July 13 and/or Sunday July 27th from 1:30 pm - 4 pm at Taproot Theater (come in at the stage door entrance in the rear of the building).
OPEN TO ALL (No prior Improv experience necessary) email Gary Schwartz to apply.
2008 CHICAGO -- Paul Sills, one of the founders of the
improvisational comedy group "The Second City," which has turned out some of
America's best-known comedians, died Monday June 1, 2008. He was 80.
A note from the Executive Director - Paul Sills
was on the advisory board of Intuitive Learning Systems.
I would like our community to know about this important
and influential man and his and his mother’s influence on theater in general and
the theater scene here in the Snoqualmie Valley in particular.
I had the great gift of working with Paul Sills, whose
mother is Viola Spolin, the woman whose work he and I have dedicated ourselves
to. I studied with Viola Spolin for seventeen years and was a very close friend
to Viola and Paul. Their work has given my artistic career a direction and
I utilize the work of Viola Spolin to train and direct
local players in all our productions. I also have been offering classes in
Spolin’s theater games for both adults and kids for several years. The Valley
Center Stage has produced two of Paul Sills’ productions, “Story Theater” and
our annual Christmas show, “A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Paul
The Snoqualmie Valley is a richer place because of Paul Sills and Viola Spolin
and I will miss Paul as I do his mother and continue to carry on the tradition
and art they created.
2003 Chicago: The Six Annual Chicago Improv Festival (CIF) honored Viola
Spolin (posthumously), her son, Paul Sills, and David Shepherd, the
founders of the Improvisational Theater Movement over 50 years ago, with a
Lifetime Achievement Award.