Improvisation for Writers Starts January 11th, 2017

Posted on Oct 15, 2016

“My vision is a world of accessible intuition.” -Viola Spolin

“If you haven’t surprised yourself, you haven’t written.” -Eudora Welty

Theater games have many far-reaching creative benefits, but improvisation can be intimidating for non-actors. This workshop is designed to jumpstart new written work in a supportive 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┬áto see where it leads without judgment.

Based on the work of Viola Spolin, author of Improvisation for the Theater and mother of the modern American improvisational theater movement, the workshop will explore ways writers can access their intuition through play to bring a fresh spontaneity to all types of written work.

This ten-week workshop is open to beginners and experienced writers and players.

We’ll meet Wednesday nights, Jan 11 – March 15, 2017, 7:30 to 10pm.

Location: 5828 Wilshire Blvd.

Tuition: $365., or $340. for returning players. A few sliding-scale spots are available.

Registration: Email me with questions or to register.

Find more details here.