Spolin-Ist New York

Learn improv from its mother; Viola Spolin!

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 improvisational theatre method is helpful to those who want to enhance their training as an improviser, educator, director, coach, or those who want to work on their communication skills and experience more play in their daily life. Click here to read more about Viola Spolin. We meet on Tuesday nights (7pm- 10pm). Players who continue the program have the chance to be a part of our performance group.

New classes start on December 5th with a series covering the fundamentals of the method. Fee is $30/class (Drop in), $100 when you sign up for four classes (Don’t have to be four consecutive sessions). Sign up: http://www.spolinist.eventbrite.com

Contact us for more info and to sign up for our e-mail list: emir.g@spolinist.com

“Her book is the bible” Rob Reiner (Actor/Director)

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 guru 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 was the Stage Manager for the director Carol B. Sills, the editor of Spolin books, for 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


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