Improvisation for Communication Workshop

Improvisation training has clear benefits on improving your communication skills. Along the years in our workshops in Turkey and New York numerous players joined our sessions with this purpose. They were teachers, business executives, academicians, sales representatives etc. looking for ways to express themselves more skillfully. Viola Spolin’s nurturing and inclusive coaching as well as her meticulously designed theater games helped them all to become better communicators in their work as well as personal lives.


Spolin Workshop – Istanbul, 2012

Apart from her weekly Spolin Improv Workshops in New York, Ege Maltepe prepared a 12 hour program of Spolin games and exercises focused on strengthening our communication muscles. If you’re looking to develop better skills at public speaking, business presentations, team work and collaboration, and communication in general, this workshop is for you. Fun is guaranteed!


“We learn through experience and experiencing, no one teaches anyone anything” – Viola Spolin

Viola Spolin card NWU

Viola Spolin is the mother of improvisation in America. Her book “Improvisation for the Theater” inspired and continues to inspire generations of actors, writers, directors, educators and more.

“Spolin has genius and shares it.” – Valerie Harper


Our founder/director Ege Maltepe studied in The New Actors Workshop, an acting conservatory founded by Paul Sills (Spolin’s son, co-founder of Second City), celebrated director Mike Nichols and acting guru George Morrison. Maltepe started Spolin-Ist in her hometown Istanbul, and is the Turkish translator of Spolin’s book Improvisation for The Theater. She often travels to Europe to conduct improvisation workshops. Go to her website to learn more about her.


January 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alchemical Theater Lab ; 104 W 14th Street, 3rd Floor – STUDIO A

Fee: $150. Register via PayPal.

Contact for more info: emir.g@spolinist.com

Space is limited to 12 participants.

More reading on the effects of improvisation in communication:

  • Click here to read about Alan Alda started “Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science” in Stony Brook University. Alda was a student of Viola Spolin as a child, was a member of the first improv theater company Compass Players as well as Second City led by Paul Sills.
  • “Why Improv training is great business training?” Forbes
  • Click here to read Creative Hour’s post : “Mindfulness and Play: the teachings of Viola Spolin”
  • Click here to read a post from Gifford Wong, from Darmouth College’s Communicating Science program.

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