Spolin-Ist Players New York

Learn improv from its mother; Viola Spolin!spolin2

In these classes we explore Viola Spolin’s improvisation technique following her book; Improvisation for The Theater. Spolin games are fun, inclusive and open to both actors and non-actors. Her approach is about releasing one’s creativity through spontaneity and sense of game playing. Her work is used by actors, writers, directors, teachers, several others working to improve their communication skills. Read more about Viola Spolin : http://www.violaspolin.org/bio/

– Click here to see pictures from our first show in New York! 

Weekly classes will resume starting on January 3rd. Sign up now and hold your spot. For questions and more info, contact Emir Gamsizoglu : emir.g@spolinist.com

Classes are concentrated on improvisation, acting/theater training as well as building communication skills. Open to actors and non-actors.

Director/Sidecoach: Ege Maltepe

Fee :$100/month or $30 per class when you drop in. Sign up via PayPal.

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

Players who continue classes will have the chance to be a part of the performing ensemble. Spolin performances will start in Winter 2016 in New York’s West Village.
EGE MALTEPEClasses are led by Ege Maltepe who is 
the Turkish translator of Spolin’s seminal book; Improvisation for The Theater. Maltepe started her company SPOLIN-IST in 2009 in Istanbul after her graduation from New Actors Workshop – an acting conservatory in New York founded by Mike Nichols (Oscar award winner director who started his career as an improviser), George Morrison and Paul Sills (Viola Spolin’s son and the co-founder of Second City). Maltepe often travels to her home country, Turkey to lead workshops, in the meantime she’s gathering a performance group in New York. 

 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.

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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