This site is devoted to honoring the work of Viola Spolin who codified her theater games into a training method and philosophy that changed the face of American theater for the past four generations.

The ability to play is with us from birth. Acting for the theater evolves naturally out of playing. Recognizing this source of energy, Viola Spolin has applied the game form to theater disciplines and has arrived at her widely acclaimed Spolin Games technique. Her work opens the theater experience to people of all ages and interest.

Feel free to explore this site and explore the work of Viola Spolin, mother of improvisational theater and creator of an educational philosophy that has nurtured and transformed theater and education throughout the world.

Viola Spolin discusses her work in this 1987 Interview






I worked closely with Viola Spolin from 1976 – 1994, and have worked closely with members of her family during that time to the present.  However, this site does not necessarily represent the views of Viola Spolin, Paul Sills and other members of her family, and has not been authorized or endorsed by them.   Gary Schwartz President, Intuitive Learning Systems