Friday Night Fun!

Summer in New York can be very cruel with the raising temperatures alongside humidity making you wish you could live in an ice cube. Our shows bring our fellow New Yorkers a breath of fresh air with lots of laughter!

Here are some photos from our last show. Next one is on June 30th. Get your tickets here.

*Would you like to join our workshops and be a part of the company? Go to this page to learn more !

Spolin-Ist Players; Aydin Baltaci, Richard Grunn, Bridget Knapp, Diane Calvert, Dylan Grunn & Ege Maltepe (Director & Side Coach) with pianist Emir Gamsizoglu.

Friday Night Improvisation Show

Tickets for our next performance are now on sale! Join us on April 28th 8:00pm at Alchemical Theater Lab New York City. Following the “Friday Night Improvisation Show” tradition from The New Actors Workshop, an acting conservatory founded by Paul Sills, Mike Nichols and George Morrison, our show features Viola Spolin’s theater games.

Here’s a little clip from New Actors Workshop’s show from 2009 from Ege Maltepe’s archive:

Spolin-Ist Players are a diverse group of New Yorkers; actors, writers, therapists, software engineers, filmmakers who LOVE Viola Spolin’s approach!

In this open workshop formatted show you’ll get to witness our process of “follow the follower”, and “heighten and explore”* in the land of unknown.

WHERE: Alchemical Theater Lab: 104 W 14th Street, 3rd Floor STUDIO A

WHEN: April 28, 8pm

WHO: Dylan Grunn, Cihangir Duman, Bridget Knapp, Josh Thomas, Matthew Dietz, Richard Grunn, Sophia Treanor, Aydın Baltacı, and Ege Maltepe (Director/side-coach).

WHAT: FUN!

HOW: Tickets are $5, get them online: http://www.improvisationshow.eventbrite.com

* Spolin’s famous side-coaching phrases. Known as the mother of improvisation in America, Viola Spolin changed theater for generations. Here‘s a recent article about the history of improvisation. And here is her extensive biography.

Snapshots from our Show!

We had a great time playing Viola Spolin’s Theater Games in front of our supportive audience in New York City. Follow us to be updated about our upcoming events!

Here’s a photo gallery from the show, click on the images to see enlarge them.

 

Improvisation Show ; Viola Spolin’s Theater Games

Spolin-Ist Players are a diverse group of New Yorkers; actors, writers, therapists, software engineers, filmmakers who LOVE Viola Spolin’s Theater Games! Now we are ready for our next performance. In this open workshop formatted show you’ll get to witness our process of “follow the follower”, and “heighten and explore”* in the land of unknown.

WHERE: Alchemical Theater Lab: 104 W 14th Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY.

WHEN: March 21, 8pm

WHO: Dylan Grunn, Cihangir Duman, Meaghan Adawe McLeod, Bridget Knapp, Josh Thomas, Matthew Dietz, Kenan Baysal, Aydın Baltacı, and Ege Maltepe (Director/side-coach).

WHAT: FUN!

HOW: Tickets are only $5, get them online: http://www.improvisationshow.eventbrite.com

* Spolin’s famous side-coaching phrases. Known as the mother of improvisation in America, Viola Spolin changed theater for generations. Here‘s a recent article about the history of improvisation. And here is her extensive biography.

 

Spolin Theater Games; Performance

Our weekly classes in New York continue to be more and more fun every week. Now our diverse group of players are getting ready to perform their next performance of Spolin’s Theater Games. Come and witness our process in this open workshop format show on March 14, 2017 at Alchemical Theater LAB on 14th street.

Tickets are only $5, get them early to save your seats ; http://www.improvisationshow.eventbrite.com

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Players; Dylan Grunn, Cihangir Duman, Diane Calvert, Bridget Knapp, Josh Thomas, Matt Dietz, Kenan Baysal, Aydın Baltacı, and Ege Maltepe (Director & side-coach)

Spolin-Ist Players #NewYork Performed Their First Show!

WHAT FUN! Players who have been following our Improvisation workshops performed their first Open Workshop Show on December 13, with side-coach/director Ege Maltepe .

Workshops in New York will resume in January, contact us to enroll and stay tuned for our future shows!