Improvisation for Writers Starts January 10, 2019 in North Hollywood — Save $50 if you register by Nov 30!
“My vision is a world of accessible intuition.” -Viola Spolin
“If you haven’t surprised yourself, you haven’t written.” -Eudora Welty
This 8-week workshop is designed to jump start new written work in a playful and non-competitive environment. Writers will learn the fundamentals of scene improvisation and put them to work in their writing through in-class games and writing exercises. We’ll clear creative blocks by igniting an intuitive response, and allow ourselves the chance to see where it leads without judgment. The workshop will explore ways writers can access their intuition through play to bring a fresh spontaneity to all types of written work. Open to beginners and experienced writers and players.
“Improvisation for Writers was the first workshop I took with Aretha Sills. Combining traditional and theatrical games, it was clear how this approach fits well with writers. The side-coached free writes, based on the focus of the theater games, gave my writing three dimensionality and a rich environment to find new characters, plot points, conflicts and complex story arcs. Getting out of the head and into the physical is life-changing for a writer. I have gone on to take many more improvisational theater workshops with Aretha, because it benefits my writing (especially with well developed, living-breathing characters), my overall creativity, and my personal well-being.” –Valerie Brockbank, screenwriter/ fiction writer
We’ll meet: Thursday Nights, Jan 10 – Feb 28, 2019. Please note: we will not meet on Valentine’s Day and the last class will be held on Wednesday, March 6. All classes meet from 7:30 – 10pm.
Location: 5628 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Tuition: Before Nov 30, tuition is $315 for new players and $280 for returning players. After Nov 30 tuition is $365. or $330 for returning players. A few sliding scale spaces available. Please ask if you need a payment plan. Tuition is refundable minus a $50 registration fee if you cancel by Dec 10.
Registration: Email me with questions if needed, then please fill out the registration form found here.