Workshop: Spolin Improvisation with Hal Peller
Sunday, October 16th
12:30pm - 4:30pm (4 hours)
Pilates Studio, Downstairs (104 Russell St, Hadley, MA)
"[Viola Spolin's approach] is not an acting technique; it is learning to respect the invisible." - Paul Sills, Founder of The Second City and Viola's Spolin's son
Hal Peller has been a facilitator of "Spolin Improvisation" since 1981, and we're lucky enough to have snagged him while he's here in the Happy Valley. Viola Spolin wrote the book on Improvisation for the Theater, first published in 1963, which consisted of over 220 games and exercises. This is considered to be the main origin of modern improvisation. The games have changed little over the years. Hal Peller been using this same book for over 35 years and has found it to be near foolproof for work with groups of all ages and experience levels. The games are designed to solve different problems that actors and improvisers face in every performance and to trip the player into their intuitive zone: where you know what to do without ever having the experience before. Also, you will learn the basics of space work which will help you in creating the stage picture for you and your fellow players.
ALL LEVELS: This workshop is appropriate for all levels of players, from beginners to advanced students.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:
Hal Peller is currently facilitating Improvisation Workshops in New York City. His improvisation workshops were nominated for an INNY Award, Best Improvisation Workshop. He has also coached the Harold Team Eskimo Dance for which he was also nominated for "Best Coach." Hal has directed the Little Britches (an all women comedy group) and Brooklyn Improv Group (BIG). He directed The Fine Young Comedians, a teen sketch comedy group that performed at Stand-Up New York and featured on ABC FAMILY TV. Hal facilitated workshops at the Broadway Theater Institute including Improvisation for the Theater, Theater Games for Non-Actors, Theater Games for Teachers (Staff Development), and Corporate Management Training. Hal coaches stand-up comedians and theater companies throughout the world. Hal studied with Paul Sills, David Shepherd, Del Close and Martin Harvey Friedberg of Chicago's Second City Theater.
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Fine print: Please note that once you make your purchase, your place in the class is non-refundable unless we can get someone to fill your spot.
Finer print: This class will be canceled if we do not receive the minimum number of students.
Pilates Studio of Hadley (View)
104 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|