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Improvisation Workshops

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Alchemical Theatre Laboratory

104 West 14th Street

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Spolin-Ist is starting season with a series of workshops exploring the fundamentals of Spolin Improvisation.

In our weekly classes we explore Viola Spolin’s improvisation technique following her book; Improvisation for The Theater. The workshops are open to actors and non-actors. Spolin’s method is helpful to those who want to enhance their training as an improvisor, educator, director, coach, or those who want to work on their communication skills and experience more play in their daily life.

Players who continue Spolin-Ist's classes have the chance to be a part of the performing ensemble: Spolin-Ist Players. Contact us for more info and to sign up for our e-mail list: emir.g@spolinist.com

Known as the American mother of improvisation, Viola Spolin’s Theater Games changed the way acting is taught. Her work has influenced generations of actors, directors, writers and educators. Click here to read more about Viola Spolin and her legacy.

The company is led by Ege Maltepe, the Turkish translator of Spolin’s seminal book; Improvisation for The Theater. Maltepe founded SPOLIN-IST in 2009 in Istanbul after her graduation from The New Actors Workshop – an acting conservatory in New York founded by Mike Nichols, Oscar award winner director who started his career as an improviser, the famous acting teacher George Morrison and Paul Sills Viola Spolin’s son and founder of Compass Players and Second City in Chicago.

Maltepe worked as an assistant teacher in New Actors Workshop for Movement Improvisation classes, and assisted the director Carol B. Sills, the editor of Spolin books, during the Story Theater Production of The Tao of Chuang Chou in 2010. She often travels to Turkey and Europe to lead Spolin Improvisation workshops.

Ege Maltepe is an actress, director and playwright living in New York City. Please check her website for more information about her work: http://www.egemaltepe.com

"Ege is a superb instructor and a whole lot of fun to be around! Spolin technique can be hard to grasp, at times, yet Ege does a great job of explaining and demonstrating just how to play. As a working actor, she is also very helpful when it comes to auditioning and showing a different side to acting technique." Dylan G. (Actor)

"Ege, is a wonderful teacher! She is smart, innovative, kind, and fun! I have had the pleasure of being directed by her with one of her original plays (Women of New York) that she wrote and directed. And I have been & will continue to be in her ongoing Spolin improvisation acting classes. As a teacher and coach she knows how to elicit from her students their best!" Lynn B. (Therapist)

“Spolin games are awesome, and the community at Spolin-Ist is the most helpful and inclusive bunch of people.” Josh T. (Software Engineer)

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