Just about any talk of improvisation refers to the work of Viola Spolin
so this page begins with a quote from "The Mother of Improv".
"I do feel - I doubt whether I will be around for it - that the day will
come when people will meet from everywhere to play the games to question:
where am I? - who am I? - and what am I doing? - and so together all of
us can seek and perhaps evoke the oracle and answer our questions."
Above is a quote from an interview with Viola Spolin from an interview
on Public Radio. The full transcript can be heard on real audio by clicking
voice playing machine
And here is a link to her book Buy
the Book Today!
Here is my attempt to help
you get acquainted with improvisation or become a better improvisor.
The information on these pages
has been developed and improvised over 30 years of teaching, directing
and working with improvisation. What follows has been stolen from
nearly everyone who has written or worked in actors training and improvisation.
If you want to know more about
who I am you might want to jump another page to find out more.
So - what follows is the simplest
outline or guide developed through my years of teaching. I hope it
can be of value for those wanting to start an improv group, for improv
groups to incorporate into their work, for teachers who want to introduce
improvisation into their school or classroom, or for anyone that is just
"plain old" curious about the journey into the intuitive kindly known to
us as "IMPROVISATION"
Just start with slate board link
one and enjoy the journey.
Link Board # 1
SOME RULES AND NON-RULES
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