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Improvisation (Acting)--Study and teaching

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Piven Theatre Workshop

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Identifier: 55/53
Abstract The Piven Theatre Workshop, a theatre educational center and professional theatre company in Evanston, Illinois, was founded by Joyce and Byrne Piven. The Records include the Piven Theatre Company’s production and events files, photographs, teaching materials, public relations material, Joyce Piven’s subject files, audiovisual recordings, project grant files, and posters.
Dates: 1977-2013

Viola Spolin Papers

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Identifier: MS155
Abstract Viola Spolin has been called the "high priestess of improvisational theatre".  Born in Chicago in 1906, Spolin is best known as the creator of theater games, originally created as a series of exercises to aid students in the study of drama.  In 1955, Spolin conducted workshops for the Playwrights Theater Club, and later at the Compass Theater.  In 1960 she began running improvisation workshops for the cast of Second City.  As an outgrowth of her work with Second City, Spolin published...
Dates: 1925-2003; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/2010