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Spolin-Ist players meet every week for Improv Workshops. Meetup members are more than welcome to join us; you can drop in or become a regular and eventually be a part of the performance company.

In this meetup group we get together for improvisation workshops in New York City Area. Classes are open to actors and non-actors, and focus on a genius woman's improvisation technique; mother of Improvisation; Viola Spolin. According to Spolin incorporating game playing into acting training helps actors to get out of their heads and release their creative free selves. So she created "Theater Games" which became the source of the improvisational comedy as we know today through improv groups, of TV shows like Saturday Night Live.

The meetup workshops allow us to experience Spolin Games and her method to achieve physical awareness, spontaneity, partnering, staying in the moment and ensemble building.

"We learn through experience and experiencing. No one teaches anyone anything." Viola Spolin
"My vision is a world of accessible intuition" Viola Spolin (

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