Welcome to Spolin Games Online

We are currently compiling videos of games and exercises from the book “Improvisation for the Theater” by Viola Spolin (Northwestern University Press).

It is considered the handbook of improvisation and was the training method that was used to create the first improvisational theater company in America.

How to use this Site

This site is meant to be a companion to the book Improvisation for the Theater. Spolin’s work focuses on all aspects of theater and addresses all the areas that the growing actor/director/improviser/coach must be concerned with:

There are videos on Theory as well as Games/Exercises. Each game has a particular focus that deals with one or more aspects. Verbal, Sensory, The Where (Stage Space), The Who (character and relation) and the What (activities and motivations), etc.
They are further broken down into various sub-categories.

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