Theater Games are a process applicable to any field, discipline, or subject matter
which creates a place where full participation, communication, transformation can take place.
__ Viola Spolin
Our Mission ...
Intuitive Learning Systems is a non profit organization devoted to
furthering the philosophy and teachings of Viola Spolin throughout the United States and the world.
We do this through specialized workshops, public performances, and distribution of Viola Spolinís
written and recorded works.
Our goal is to expand our offerings by:
Developing new teaching tools (DVD multimedia, video, audio, and Web based)
Mentoring instructors to lead additional seminars and workshops
Providing an online forum for connecting Theater Games coaches and players worldwide
Building a training and resource center to facilitate these goals
Our purpose is to evoke the personal genius and spontaneous creative spirit that exists in all
of us. Our performances, public classes and customized workshops invite people of every age and
background to explore the joy and intuitive power of improvisation as conceived and structured by Viola Spolin. Please Donate to our Kickstarter Campaign to help make this happen.
Who is Viola Spolin?
Viola Spolin is the internationally recognized originator
of Theater Games - the basis of
improvisational theater. Along with her son, Paul Sills, Viola Spolin created the techniques
utilized by the founders of Chicago's
Second City as well as thousands of other improvisational
Her work is recognized by many sectors of society outside the theatrical circle. It is
a respected and cherished tool for directors, educators and psychologists and has benefited
many, in their everyday lives, who have been exposed to it.
Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can
play in the theater... If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses
to learn, and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has
to teach. ... "Talent" or "lack of talent" have very little to do with it.
__ Viola Spolin, "Improvisation for the Theater"
Please take a few moments to read about our foundation and our plans. Consider making a donation
to help bring Viola Spolin's work to a wider audience.
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 ste does not necessarily represent the views of Viola Spolin, Paul Sills and other member of her family, or the Sills/Spolin Theaterworks and the Wisconsin Theater Games Center and has not been authorized or endorsed by any of them. - Gary Schwartz