My apologies for the double email. The date was wrong and the sign-up link was broken...
I am opening up a new eight week workshop in Redmond, WA. I wanted to let you know about this opportunity..
It will change the way you work and play.
If you've ever had an interest in improvisation, I invite you to come and play.
Improvisation with Gary Schwartz
Spontaneity - Awareness - Transformation
Gary Schwartz is opening a new workshop starting in JUNE. Registration is open now.
Gary Schwartz the foremost teacher of Spolin Theater Games. He is the only teacher endorsed by both Viola Spolin and Paul Sills, the acknowledged pioneers of modern improvisation.
Be more spontaneous * Enhance your collaborative skills * Learn new ways to communicate * Become more confident * Learn about yourself * Meet new people
But most important... Have fun!!
Through this eight - week session you will learn how to be more spontaneous, find new ways to communicate and most importantly, learn how to adapt to ever-changing situations, your fellow players and your environment.
But it's more than that:
The skills learned in improv class are ultimately life skills.
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Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center 16600 NE 80th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
Workshop starts June 9, 2012
Saturday mornings; 10:30AM-1:00PM
$245 for eight weeks
Enroll Now! at www.gary-schwartz.com
More information: call 425-831-5667
About Gary Schwartz:
Gary's mentor and teacher was Viola Spolin, known as the mother of Improvisation. He is the foremost practitioner of Spolin's techniques and teaches in the US and abroad.
As an actor Gary had a memorable role in the award winning film, QUEST FOR FIRE. On television, Gary co-starred with Ben Vareen on Hallmark Properties' Emmy winning ZOOBILEE ZOO as Bravo Fox.
In the world of computer animation, he voices The Heavy and Demo Man on the popular video game, Team Fortress II and most recently is the voice of Langus Tuno on the new Star Wars: The Old Republic video game.
About Viola Spolin
Theater educator, director, and actress recognized internationally for her "Theater Games" system of actor training, Viola Spolin trained initially to be a settlement worker.
It was during the time as drama supervisor for the Chicago branch of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) Recreational Project that Spolin saw the need for an easily grasped system of theater training that could cross the cultural and ethnic barriers and so the 'game
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Viola Spolin went on to teach and develop the Theater Games in depth. After creating the Young Actors Company in Los Angeles, working with the Second City in Chicago she published "Improvisation for the Theater", a work consisting of approximately two hundred and twenty games/exercises. This classic reference text has been used by teachers of acting as well as educators in other fields.
Spolin has introduced her work not only to students and professionals in theater, but to elementary and secondary education, schools for gifted and talented programs, curriculum studies in English, religion, mental health, psychology, and in centers for the rehabilitation of delinquent children.
From Chicago's settlement houses to the Young Actor's Company, the Compass Players, Second City as well as in thousands of institutions of education and healing throughout the world Viola Spolin taught us to play and to discover our creative potential.
Gary Schwartz is a master teacher and captures perfectly the essence of Viola Spolin's work.
Gary has not only committed his life to this work but where Viola leaves off Gary begins.
He is a warm, talented and supportive teacher who brings out the best in everyone he coaches. His work awakens the actor in each and every player in a fun, organic and therapeutic way where fear no longer dominates and awakening the creative force within is the outcome. -
"Gary Schwartz is a gifted player and coach. He has a thorough understanding of my work."- Viola Spolin
"Gary Schwartz was very close to Viola for years, and one of her best students. I've had him in several workshops now and find he's the best side coach around, including me." -
Even for people with no theater experience, Gary makes it easy to go back into that joyous place where children live. Highly recommended! -- Christina Honde, President Our Children, Our Selves, Inc.
As a corporate trainer I was thrilled to learn about FOCUS and lots of games that I can use with my clients. My motto has always been "If it ain't fun don't do it." This experience was true FUN!
Helen Dewar & Associates
...changing the nature of education
"[Gary Schwartz] is the most gifted student of the Spolin Exercises in America today;
Gary Schwartz is the one, uniquely trained player, who learned Improvisational game playing by sitting at the very side of Viola Spolin and observing her uncanny ability to evoke the INTUITIONAL genius of her students. Gary will share this theater "magic" with you with gusto. And you too will discover the healing power of playing Theater Games and, possibly, experience their transformational powers of releasing (accessing) your Intuition as well." - Robert K Greene, husband of Viola Spolin (Greene)