PAUL SILLS 1927-2008
Paul Sills was the son of Viola Spolin and through his urging and vision, he persuaded his mother to come to Chicago and work her magic on what would become the company that brought Improvisation into being.
Without his unyielding insistence that his players stay focused and true to the possibility of real spontaneity, there would have never been the Second City or Story Theater or Spolin’s “Improvisation for the Theater”.
He truly understood the philosophy his mother created and he tirelessly sought to bring it into the theater and the lives of so many.
Gary Schwartz 2008