Improv History

A Legacy of Healing Through Improv

In the 1920s, at the Hull House in Chicago, social worker, actress, educator, director, author, and the creator of theater games Viola Spolin used improvisation games to help immigrants acculturate into society. We build upon this heritage. We offer exercises that provide a safe place to get outside our comfort zone, learn to let go of perfection and be present in the moment. All of this while laughing and playing together.

Learn more about Viola Spolin in this great NPR article.