Spolin Games Intensive
Master Improv coach Gary Schwartz offers an improv workshop in Spolin Improvisational Theater Games.
These games have a liberating effect for every player. There are games to free the actor's tension, games to cleanse the actor of subjective preconceptions of the meaning of words, games of relationship and character, games of concentration - in short, games for each of the areas with which the growing actor is concerned.
This workshop is a great way to be introduced to the philosophy of Viola Spolin - the source that gave rise to improvisation in America.
Gary Schwartz is an actor, director & master improvisational acting coach. Gary's twenty-year association with world-renowned theater educator and author, Viola Spolin, provides the foundation for his work today.
He is endorsed by both Viola Spolin and her son, the legendary original director of Second City, Paul Sills. Gary provides the voices to several popular video game characters such as Heavy Weapons Guy and Demoman in Team Fortress 2, Litch, Sniper, and Pugna.in DOTA 2 and Langus Tuno in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
He maintains several websites devoted to Spolin including http://spolingamesonline.org, a video library of examples of Spolin's games.