Viola Spolin Theater Game Workshop Begins April 22

Posted on Mar 9, 2015

“Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves.” -Viola Spolin. Deepen your training with an introductory workshop in the theater games of Viola Spolin. Sidecoach Aretha Sills invites actors, improvisors, teachers, directors, and other players to attend a 10-week workshop in Los Angeles.

Poem in Calyx Journal

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

My poem, Midnight, The Firmament, A Teenage Planetary Body appears in the current issue of Calyx Journal. See more here.                    

Townes Van Zandt Interview in First Print Edition of Los Angeles Review of Books

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

My piece about a 1994 interview with Townes Van Zandt is featured in the first print edition of Los Angeles Review of Books (the Spring 2013 issue). Learn more at their blog!

Theater Game Intensive in New York City

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

“My vision is a world of accessible intuition.”  -Viola Spolin Sidecoach Aretha Sills invites actors, improvisors, teachers, directors, and other players to attend a one-day intensive in New York City on Saturday, April 27th. This 5-hour workshop will explore the improvisational theater games of Viola Spolin, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced performers. […]

Summer Theater Game Workshop in LA Starts June 30

Posted on May 1, 2012

Summer 2012 Theater Games Workshop in Los Angeles

Sidecoach Aretha Sills invites actors, improvisors, teachers, directors, and other players to attend a 10-week workshop in the improvisational theater games of Viola Spolin, beginning June 30. This class is open to and suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced performers.

The LA Review of Books Questionnaire Interviews Aretha Sills

Posted on May 1, 2012

Read a brief interview with me at Los Angeles Review of Books. As usual, I am unable to refrain from my three favorite subjects: Merle Haggard, Charlotte Bronte, and compulsion. “Q: Title of the book you’re probably never going to write, but would kind of like to get around to?

Muddy Waters and Mozart: Remembering Townes Van Zandt in The Los Angeles Review of Books

Posted on May 1, 2012

In 1994, I interviewed Townes Van Zandt for Maybelle, the country music fanzine I co-edited. On the fifteenth anniversary of his death, Los Angeles Review of Books published my essay about the experience, Muddy Waters and Mozart: Remembering Townes Van Zandt. Check out the photos from Maybelle’s Fall 1994 issue. Someday I’ll write the story of a fanzine… I’m […]

Bo Diddley, the Poem, in Dilemna

Posted on Apr 29, 2012

My poem “Bo Diddley” appears in Dilemna Issue 1, a new art zine edited by Tammy Zo Pollard (the misspelling of dilemma is intentional!). See a preview and purchase here.