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Guide to the Viola Spolin Papers 1925/2003

Overview of the Collection

Spolin, Viola, 1906-1994

Title:

Viola Spolin Papers

Dates:

1925-2003

Size:

56.00

Repository:

Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

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 directed the Playwrights Theater Club and conducted workshops for 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 Improvisation for the Theater in 1963, which resulted in much critical acclaim and solidified her reputation in improvisational theater. Her papers include writings, transcriptions, interviews, journals, drafts of theater games, and other materials that chronicle her work in improvisation and educational theater.

Biographical Information

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. Spolin learned these techniques while studying experimental theatre and play theory with Neva Boyd at Hull House's Recreational Training School in 1924-1926. Boyd moved the school to Northwestern University in 1927 when she was appointed to the faculty, but she remained a highly influential figure in Spolin's career. Her work references Boyd often.

After taking off a few years to raise her two sons, Paul and Bill Sills, she returned to work with the WPA Recreation Project as a drama supervisor from 1939 to 1941. While working for the WPA, Spolin taught drama in mostly poor, inner-city neighborhoods. Because of this, Spolin perceived a need for an easily grasped system of theater training that could cross the cultural and ethnic barriers within the WPA Project. This served as the catalyst for the creation of what would eventually be referred to by Spolin as "theater games."

In 1942 she went to California to set up her own theater in Hollywood, the Young Actors Company. Here, children were trained to perform in production by way of the theater games method. Spolin's work at Young Actors Company continued for ten years, at which point she closed up shop and became involved in Paul Sills' work back in Chicago. In 1955, Spolin returned to Chicago to direct the Playwrights Theater Club and conduct workshops for the Compass Theater.

Spolin returned to Chicago full time in 1960 to run improvisation workshops for the cast of Second City. As an outgrowth of her work with Second City, Spolin published Improvisation for the Theater in 1963, which resulted in much critical acclaim and solidified her reputation in improvisational theater.

In 1965, Spolin left Second City to co-found Game Theater with Paul Sills, also in Chicago. Spolin also acted as a special consultant for Story Theater in Los Angeles and New York in 1970-1972. While on the west coast, Spolin conducted workshops for the casts of Rhoda and Friends and Lovers.

After her consultancy with Story Theater ended in 1972, Spolin returned to California and established the Spolin Theater Game Center, a non-profit theater education center. The Center began offering classes and workshops in 1975.

Upon her voyage to Chicago in 1960, and throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Spolin began engaging students at numerous college campuses via workshops, classes, and lectures . She had extensive engagements as a visiting instructor for San Francisco State College, Brandeis University, and Sarah Lawrence College, among others.

In 1975, Spolin released the Theater Game File, a selection of "theater games" printed on cards, to be used in classes and workshops. The File made theater games more functionally accessible, and led to their increased use in primary and secondary educational settings.

Spolin continued conducting educational workshops until the mid-1980s. She died in 1994.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Compass Players

Second City (Theater company)

Spolin Center

Personal Name

Shepherd, David, 1924-

Sills, Paul, 1927-2008

Spolin, Viola

Title

Story theater

Topical Term

Drama in education--United States

Drama--Study and teaching

Improvisation (Acting)--Study and teaching

United States. Works Progress Administration. Recreation Division

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Carol Sills, January 2009.

Processing Information

Benn P. Joseph, 2010.

Separated Materials

The following publications have been removed from the collection and cataloged individually:

Something Wonderful Right Away, ed. Jeffrey Sweet. 1978.

Excursions Into The Intuitive: The Poetry of Viola Spolin, Viola Spolin. 1991.

Resetting the Stage: Theater Beyond the Loop, 1960-1990, Chicago Public Library. 1990.

The Hollister Report, vol. 2, no. 3, Winter (1990-1991).

Bulletin of The Society for Comparative Philosophy (Nov. 1970).

Alan Watts Journal, vol. 1, no. 10 (Aug. 1970).

Mummenschanz, Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto, Bernie Schurch. n.d.

A Peca Didatica de Bertolt Brecht: Um Jogo de Aprendizagem, Ingrid Dormien Koudela. 1987.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Scope and Contents

The Early Work series chronicles Spolin's early career, and contains writings, journal entries, playbills, and some items from the Young Actors Company, Spolin's acting school for children in Los Angeles that existed from the late 1940s through the early 1950s. Playbills include "I Loved You Wednesday," performed in 1934 at the Studebaker Theater, and "Ladies of the Jury," performed in the 1940s at the Uptown Auditorium. Both productions include Spolin in the cast.

Many of the writings in this series are from very early in Spolin's career, but describe theories of play and education that she used at the Young Actors Company and in "The Young Actor." There are also some manuscript drafts of "The Young Actor," an unpublished book written by Spolin, some of which was later incorporated into Improvisation for the Theater.

This series also includes reports and journal entries from Spolin's work as a drama supervisor in the WPA Recreation Project. The journal entries detail her experiences teaching drama in Chicago in the early 1940s, mostly in poor neighborhoods.

Biographical Materials include CVs, awards, obituaries, and some interview requests. A log kept by Kolmus Greene chronicles Spolin's activities during the final years of her life. Spolin's honorary doctorate, granted by Eastern Michigan University, is also here, as is her and Greene's wedding certificate from 1981. There are also various clippings, obituaries, and reviews that reference Spolin and her work. An assortment of plaques and other awards are included in box 3.

Original order has been maintained wherever possible in the Personal Writings, Notes, and Poetry series, which accounts for some instances of overlap in folder heading years; organized chronologically because many writings have no title but are dated. Included here are short stories, poems, journal entries, and various notes. Spolin wrote an extensive selection of poetry, and folder headings sometimes include a selection of the titles contained therein (though none are complete listings). There are also some transcriptions found here of Spolin and Kolmus Greene discussing various topics. These transcriptions can be found throughout the collection, depending on original order and the topic of conversation, but the ones found here are more general or personal in nature. Items found here are primarily of a personal nature, though some thoughts on education and theater games will be found interspersed within the writings.

Theater Companies are arranged chronologically by theater company, and are also chronological within each company. A few items relating to the Playwrights Theatre Club can be found in this section, as well as correspondence, workshop notes, and publicity for The Compass, Second City, Game Theater, and Story Theater. Correspondence and production notes for Sills & Co., a theater company founded by Paul Sills in New York, are found near the end of this section. Of particular note are the Compass materials which, despite being only six folders, provide an insight into Paul Sills' role in this theater's founding. The folder containing Spolin's workshop notes for Second City are also noteworthy, as they provide critiques of some of the earliest Second City cast members, including Paul Sand, Severn Darden, Dick Schaal, Mina Kolb, and others.

Items relating to Spolin's best-known work, Improvisation for the Theater, are organized chronologically. The book was released in 1963, and manuscript drafts of this work, with handwritten corrections, can be found here dated 1955-1962. Correspondence with individuals and publishers, various translations, and a book index compiled by Spolin on note cards housed in boxes appear at the end of this series. Promotional materials and information on royalties for this publication can also be found here.

The Other Publications and Writings series contains subject files for many of Spolin's ideas and philosophies regarding education. Early drafts can be found here for published materials, including Theater Games for the Classroom, Theater Games for the Lone Actor, and Theater Games for Rehearsal. Additionally, there are manuscript drafts for a number of publications, many of which were never published. Manuscript drafts for materials that were ultimately unpublished include several drafts for an untitled book on education, and a series of "handbooks" relating to theater and education. This series is arranged alphabetically by heading. A number of annotated books found in the collection are at the end, recorded alphabetically but not integrated into the alpha run for the series. This series also contains a number of transcribed interviews conducted by Jeffrey Sweet for his book Something Wonderful Right Away. Only a small selection of the interviews eventually published are found here, although the interview included here with Walter Beakel was ultimately not a part of Sweet's book. Spolin was interviewed by Sweet, to be included in his book, but her interview was never transcribed. The six audiocassettes containing these interviews, done in 1974, are included in the Audio/video series.

This series also includes numerous files kept by Spolin as ideas or work files that were to be used for future publications. It includes some materials that could potentially have been broken up into other sections, but was kept this way to retain original order. Also included here is a number of transcribed conversations and idea sessions about various topics, particularly theater games and teaching philosophies.

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name and topic. Spolin kept track of possible copyright infringements on her work, and there is some documentation and correspondence here that tracks her research into unlicensed use of theater games. Otherwise, this series consists primarily of general correspondence. There is also correspondence in each of the other series, being particular to each series. Of particular note in this series are the folders containing letters from Bill, Carol, and Paul Sills, and David Shepherd.

The list of Spolin's activities in the Lectures, Workshops, and Teaching series are arranged chronologically by date of the event. This series contains correspondence, notes, and itineraries for Spolin's numerous lectures and workshops done in the 1960s through the early 1980s. Of note are Spolin's workshops with the casts of Rhoda and Friends and Lovers, as well as the Nystrom Boys' Home and Sarah Lawrence College. Spolin conducted a number of workshops at Sarah Lawrence, and references it throughout her papers as a formative experience. Because of this, it is one of the better-documented workshop series included here. Also of note are the early 1980s Mextel workshops, as these are among the final workshops produced by Spolin and video recordings exist for them in the audio/video series.

Items relating to What's Your Score? include notes, drafts, and mock-ups. This workbook was written by Spolin and published posthumously by the Spolin Center in 1994. Mock-ups for a pamphlet version of this publication appear in this series as early as 1966, with more extensive drafts dated between 1969 and 1975.

The Spolin Theater Game Center series is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within classes, workshops, etc., except for correspondence, which is also alphabetical. "Workshops" indicate events held at other institutions, while "classes" are at the Spolin Theater Game Center. Both workshops and classes were produced under the auspices of the Center, as opposed to those found in the Lectures, Workshops, and Teaching series, which consists solely of outside work done by Spolin. However, folder titles in this series are based largely on Spolin's own folder headings, which used the terms interchangeably. This series contains schedules, lists, notes, correspondence, financial materials, founding documents, and meeting minutes for the Spolin Theater Game Center, founded by Spolin in 1972 (though classes were not initiated until 1975). This series also contains numerous written transcriptions of audio recordings made of Spolin's workshops and classes, mostly from the late 1970s.

Audio/Video Materials are arranged chronologically, and include various formats (VHS, U-matic, and audiocassette). Represented here are video recordings of various workshops, Sills & Co., news items, and Spolin's memorial service in 1994. Audio materials include classes, workshops, and interviews from 1969 through the 1980s.

The Theater Game File series is arranged alphabetically, and includes correspondence, drafts, and administrative materials related to the publication of Spolin's Theater Game File in 1975. Of note in this series is Spolin's marked-up copy of Improvisation for the Theater used while writing Theater Game File, as well as well as sets of draft cards and published annotated cards from Theater Game File.

The Games and Game Drafts series is arranged alphabetically. Game names reflect what Spolin called them at the time each individual file was created, and these titles are in quotes. If the folder heading is descriptive rather than being an actual title, it is not in quotes. Dates vary widely, and each folder contains materials from throughout the 1960s and 1970s. For this reason, dates are not included in folder headings. Game development notebooks and card files are found at the end of this series.

Like the previous games series, Unpublished Games and Exercises are arranged alphabetically and have largely been left in original order. Some games here (or similar versions of them) may appear in more recent Spolin publications, as their status as 'unpublished' dates back to when Spolin originally created these files. Dates vary widely, and each folder contains materials from throughout the 1960s and 1970s. For this reason, dates are not included in folder headings. Each file contains notes and descriptions of games.

Finally, a small selection of Photographs can be found at the end of the collections, dating from 1943-1991.

INVENTORY

Early Work

1925-1958

Box 1

Folder 1

Writings

1925

Box 1

Folder 2

Playbill, "I Loved You Wednesday," Studebaker Theater, (Spolin in cast)

1934

Box 1

Folder 3

WPA Recreational Project: field visit reports

1938

Box 1

Folder 4

"Creative recreational theater"

1938-1939

Box 1

Folder 5

WPA Recreational Project: articles (annotated)

1939-1940

Box 1

Folder 6

Hull House Theatre program

1940

Box 1

Folder 7

WPA Recreational Project: journal entries

1940

Box 1

Folder 8

WPA Recreational Project: journal entries

1941

Box 1

Folder 9

WPA Recreational Project: journal entries

1942-1945

Box 1

Folder 10

"Till Johnny Comes Marching Home," (radio play by Spolin)

1942

Box 1

Folder 11

Stories, "Time Bombs: An Anti-Fascist Sketch" and untitled

1943-1944

Box 1

Folder 12

Writings

1948

Box 1

Folder 13

"Ladies of the Jury," Uptown Auditorium (Spolin in cast)

1940s

Box 1

Folder 14

Young Actors Company

1948-1954

Box 1

Folder 15

Young Actors Company, notes and drawings

1952-1954

Box 1

Folder 16

Wonderland Youth Center

1958

Box 1

Folder 17

Notes on potential television shows

1950s

Box 1

Folder 18

"Play as a Means of Social Adjustment"

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 19

Correspondence, "The Young Actor" manuscript (incl. Paul Sills)

1950-1956

Box 1

Folder 20

"The Young Actor": "The Six Points"

1951

Box 1

Folder 21

"The Young Actor": "Acting Problems" and "Where"

1951

Box 1

Folder 22

"The Young Actor": "Developing Imagination" and "Stage Relationships"

1951

Box 1

Folder 23

"The Young Actor": "Training the Moppet"

ca. 1951

Box 1

Folder 24

"The Young Actor": "Radio/Television/Speech," "Removing Amateur Qualities," and unfinished parts

1951

Biographical Materials

1934-1995

Box 2

Folder 1

Autobiographical materials

ca. 1960s

Box 2

Folder 2

Curriculum vitas and biographical notes

1960s-1970s

Box 2

Folder 3

Honorary doctorate

1979

Box 2

Folder 4

Kolmus' log, Feb. 21–April 25

1991

Box 2

Folder 5

Kolmus' log, April 26–July 5

1991

Box 2

Folder 6

Kolmus' log, July 6, 1991–October 11

1991

Box 2

Folder 7

Kolmus' log, October 12,–September 15

1991-1992

Box 2

Folder 8

List of awards

1980s

Box 2

Folder 9

List of references

1966

Box 2

Folder 10

Memorial service program

1995

Box 2

Folder 11

Miscellaneous interviews and interview requests

1965-1976

Box 2

Folder 12

Miscellaneous biographical materials

1970s-1990s

Box 2

Folder 13

Obituaries and memorials

1990s

Box 2

Folder 14

Reviews

1964-1974 and n.d.

Box 2

Folder 15

Ronald Reagan and George Deukmejian letters (originals)

1985

Box 2

Folder 16

Ronald Reagan and George Deukmejian letters (copies)

1985

Box 2

Folder 17

Social Security and medical

1980s

Box 2

Folder 18

Wedding certificate

1981

Box 2

Folder 19

Yale chronology of improvisation

1974

Box 3

Folder 1

Appointment of Spolin to Camarillo State Hospital Advisory Board for the Developmentally Disabled

1977

Box 3

Folder 2

Chicago City Council memorial resolution for Viola Spolin

1994

Box 3

Folder 3

Chicago Improv Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Viola Spolin

2003

Box 3

Folder 4

Founders Award, Secondary School Theatre Association, presented to Viola Spolin

1976

Box 3

Folder 5

Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts, Eastern Michigan University

1979

Box 3

Folder 6

New England Theatre Conference Special Award to Viola Spolin

1966

Box 3

Folder 7

Southern California Educational Theatre Association Award, presented to Viola Spolin

1986

Personal Writings, Notes, and Poetry

1935-1985

Box 4

Folder 1

1935-40

Box 4

Folder 2

1943-46

Box 4

Folder 3

1947-48 (incl. "When did the Poet Die?")

Box 4

Folder 4

1948-49 (incl. "Spinster," "Boys")

Box 4

Folder 5

1951 (incl. "A Serpent")

Box 4

Folder 6

1955 (incl. "Aimless Wanderings")

Box 4

Folder 7

1956

Box 4

Folder 8

1957

Box 4

Folder 9

1958

Box 4

Folder 10

1959

Box 4

Folder 11

1960 (incl. "Seduction")

Box 4

Folder 12

1960 (incl. "Cynicism")

Box 4

Folder 13

1960 (incl. "John, June, and July")

Box 4

Folder 14

1961 (incl. "Through the Looking Glass," "Legend," "Love Letter")

Box 4

Folder 15

1961 (incl. "Recognition")

Box 4

Folder 16

1962 (incl. "Eat When You Are Hungry")

Box 4

Folder 17

1963 (incl. "Ego," "God/Love")

Box 4

Folder 18

1963-66 (misc. notes)

Box 5

Folder 1

1964 (incl. "Eclipse")

Box 5

Folder 2

1964-1968 ("I-Ching")

Box 5

Folder 3

1965 (incl. "Use Not One Another," "Daily Column," "Fables")

Box 5

Folder 4

1965-1971 ("Trap: A Who Dunnit!")

Box 5

Folder 5

1966 (incl. "Atonement," "Reality," "Trojan Horse")

Box 5

Folder 6

1967

Box 5

Folder 7

1968 (incl. "A Joint Report," "Contactlessness," "Daily Column")

Box 5

Folder 8

1968-70 (misc. notes)

Box 5

Folder 9

1969 (incl. "The End of Myths")

Box 5

Folder 10

1970 (Conversations between Viola and Kolmus on various topics) (transcriptions)

Box 5

Folder 11

1970-85 (misc. notes)

Box 5

Folder 12

1971 ("Hypocrisy") (transcriptions)

Box 6

Folder 1

1971 (Conversations between Viola and Kolmus on various topics) (transcriptions)

Box 6

Folder 2

1972 ("I Shall Cry When I Die," "Ambivalence")

Box 6

Folder 3

1973

Box 6

Folder 4

1973 ("Excursions Into the Intuitive")

Box 6

Folder 5

1973 (Conversations between Viola and Kolmus on teaching) (transcriptions)

Box 6

Folder 6

1974

Box 6

Folder 7

1975

Box 6

Folder 8

1976 (incl. "Adam and Eve")

Box 6

Folder 9

1977

Box 6

Folder 10

1977-1979 ("Attitudes") (transcriptions)

Box 6

Folder 11

1978 (incl. "His Voice", "Oracle")

Box 6

Folder 12

1979 (incl. "Ambivalence")

Box 6

Folder 13

1980-85 (incl. "Death is Coming Home to an Empty House")

Box 6

Folder 14

1981 ("External Rewards")

Box 6

Folder 15

1983 (personal writings)

Theater Companies

1954-1987

Box 6

Folder 16

Playwrights Theatre Club: Correspondence, David Shepherd

1955

Box 6

Folder 17

Playwrights Theatre Club: Publicity

ca. 1955

Box 6

Folder 18

The Compass: Publicity

1954-1955

Box 6

Folder 19

The Compass: Correspondence, Paul Sills

ca. 1955

Box 6

Folder 20

The Compass: Correspondence, David Shepherd

1955

Box 6

Folder 21

The Compass: Workshop notes

1955

Box 6

Folder 22

The Compass: Correspondence, Mickey LeGlaire

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 23

The Compass: Financial prospectus

n.d.

Box 6

Folder 24

Second City: Workshop notes

1960-1966

Box 7

Folder 1

Second City: Publicity

1960s

Box 7

Folder 2

Second City: Second City in New York, articles

1963

Box 7

Folder 3

Second City: Television possibilities for theater games

1963-1968

Box 7

Folder 4

Second City: Letter, Bernie Sahlins

1975

Box 7

Folder 5

Second City: Compass/Second City Homecoming, University of Chicago

1975-1976

Box 7

Folder 6

Second City: Jeffrey Sweet article on Second City

1977

Box 7

Folder 7

Second City: Anniversaries

1970s-1980s

Box 7

Folder 8

Second City: Grant application

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 9

Second City: Essay on theater games and music by Bill Mathieu

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 10

Game Theater: Notes on setting up and financing

1964-1966

Box 7

Folder 11

Game Theater: Inquiries, contracts and evaluations

1965-1967

Box 7

Folder 12

Game Theater: Book orders

1965-1967

Box 7

Folder 13

Game Theater: "Games of God" program (CBS)

August 1966

Box 7

Folder 14

Game Theater: Articles of Incorporation

1966

Box 7

Folder 15

Game Theater: Rehearsal diary of former student using Spolin method

1966

Box 7

Folder 16

Game Theater: Brochures and publicity

1966-1967

Box 7

Folder 17

Game Theater: Legal documents

1969

Box 7

Folder 18

Game Theater: Articles

1960s

Box 7

Folder 19

Game Theater: Television ideas (Schaal, Spolin)

1971

Box 7

Folder 20

Game Theater: Logo

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 21

Story Theater: Television ideas

1971

Box 7

Folder 22

Story Theater: Scripts

1971-1972

Box 7

Folder 23

Story Theater: Financial materials

1971-1974

Box 7

Folder 24

Story Theater: Correspondence and contracts

1971-1979

Box 7

Folder 25

Story Theater: Handbook for Story Theater in the Classroom, preface and table of contents

1972

Box 7

Folder 26

Story Theater: Inquiries

1973-1978

Box 8

Folder 1

Story Theater: Production agreements

1974-1976

Box 8

Folder 2

Story Theater: "The American Revolution" production (Paul Sills)

1975

Box 8

Folder 3

Story Theater: Introduction, "Theater Games for Story Theater"

ca. 1975

Box 8

Folder 4

Story Theater: Film prints and distribution (CFI)

1975-1976

Box 8

Folder 5

Story Theater: Budget Films distribution

1976

Box 8

Folder 6

Story Theater: "Theater Games for Story Theater," notes, drafts

1970s

Box 8

Folder 7

Story Theater: "Theater Games for Story Theater," notes, drafts

1970s

Box 8

Folder 8

Story Theater: Articles

1970s

Box 8

Folder 9

Story Theater: Loan of prints to Buffman

1980

Box 8

Folder 10

Story Theater: Fundraising (NEA)

1980

Box 8

Folder 11

The Committee: Correspondence (Alan Myerson)

1965

Box 8

Folder 12

Open Theater: Correspondence (Joe Chaikin)

1966-1976

Box 8

Folder 13

Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles)

1972

Box 8

Folder 14

Body Politic (Chicago)

1974

Box 8

Folder 15

Homemade Theater (Toronto)

1975-1976

Box 8

Folder 16

Sills and Co. (New York): Production notes

1983-1986

Box 8

Folder 17

Sills and Co. (New York): Correspondence and royalties

1986-1987

Box 8

Folder 18

Improv Olympic (New York)

n.d.

Improvisation for the Theater

1955-1988

Box 9

Folder 1

Excerpts

1955

Box 9

Folder 2

"Towards an Improvisational Theater," preface, ch. 1-2

1958

Box 9

Folder 3

"Towards an Improvisational Theater," ch. 2-7

1958

Box 9

Folder 4

"Towards an Improvisational Theater," various chapters and games

1958

Box 9

Folder 5

"Towards an Improvisational Theater," games and appendices

1958

Box 9

Folder 6

Loose notes

ca. 1961

Box 9

Folder 7

"Towards an Improvisational Theater: A Handbook for Teachers"

1962

Box 9

Folder 8

Directing

1962

Box 9

Folder 9

Directing, ch. 2

1962

Box 9

Folder 10

Developing material for scenes

1962

Box 9

Folder 11

Notes

1962

Box 9

Folder 12

Chapter VIII, Character

1962

Box 9

Folder 13

Chapter VIII, Special Exercises

1962

Box 9

Folder 14

Chapter VI, Speech/Radio/Television

1962

Box 10

Folder 1

Intro and ch. 1 draft

1962

Box 10

Folder 2

Illustrations

ca. 1962

Box 10

Folder 3

Orientation

1962

Box 10

Folder 4

"Children and the Theater"

1962

Box 10

Folder 5

"Children and the Theater"

1962

Box 10

Folder 6

"Characters"

1962

Box 10

Folder 7

"Listening, Seeing, Verbal agility, Contact, Silence"

1962

Box 10

Folder 8

"Acting With the Whole Body"

1962

Box 10

Folder 9

"Self- or Non-Directional Blocking"

1962

Box 10

Folder 10

"Where" exercises

ca. 1962

Box 10

Folder 11

"Where" (gibberish)

1962

Box 10

Folder 12

"Where" (gibberish)

1962

Box 10

Folder 13

Gibberish/Listening/Mirror exercises

1962

Box 10

Folder 14

"Emotion/Inner Action"

1962

Box 10

Folder 15

"Summary" and "Point of Concentration"

1962

Box 10

Folder 16

Notes on various chapters

1962

Box 11

Folder 1

Notes on various chapters

1962

Box 11

Folder 2

Writings on theater games

1963-1965

Box 11

Folder 3

Draft

1964

Box 11

Folder 4

Theater Games intro

1964

Box 11

Folder 5

Royalties

1966-1978

Box 11

Folder 6

Promotional materials and publicity

1966-1971

Box 11

Folder 7

Reviews (with annotations)

1966-1973

Box 11

Folder 8

Notes on appendix

1977-1978

Box 11

Folder 9

Paperback introduction

1983

Box 11

Folder 10

Improvisation for the Theater, 1963 edition annotated by Spolin to revise 1983 edition

1983

Box 12

Folder 1

Notes for director's handbook

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 2

Book jacket

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 3

Notes on index

n.d.

Box 12

Folder 4

Translations: French

1971-1972

Box 12

Folder 5

Translations: Dutch

1977-1978

Box 12

Folder 6

Translations: Danish

1977-1979

Box 12

Folder 7

Translations: Portuguese (Brazil)

1977-1979

Box 12

Folder 8

Translations: Finnish/Swedish/Norwegian

1979

Box 12

Folder 9

Translations: German

1979-1982

Box 12

Folder 10

Translations: Chinese

1982

Box 12

Folder 11

Translations: Italian

1988

Box 12

Folder 12

Correspondence: Northwestern University Press

1963-1974

Box 12

Folder 13

Correspondence: reprint requests

1967-1974

Box 12

Folder 14

Correspondence: Viking Press

1971-1972

Box 12

Folder 15

Correspondence: Pitman Publishing

1979

Box 13

Folder 1

Book index, A-M (card file)

n.d.

Box 13

Folder 2

Book index, N-Z (card file)

n.d.

Other Publications and Writings

1957-1996

Box 14

Folder 1

Allen Lurie article

June 1977

Box 14

Folder 2

Anxiety question

June 1972

Box 14

Folder 3

Approval/Disapproval/Authoritarianism

1969-1972

Box 14

Folder 4

Articles on theater games

1967-1981

Box 14

Folder 5

Articles on theater games

1967-1986

Box 14

Folder 6

Attack/Defense (transcription)

January 1972

Box 14

Folder 7

Attitudes

1963-1969

Box 14

Folder 8

Atonement

March 1968

Box 14

Folder 9

Audience/Player

August 1973

Box 14

Folder 10

Bi-lingual notes

1982

Box 14

Folder 11

Breakthrough

October 1973

Box 14

Folder 12

Buber, Martin, excerpts from The Way of Response

1981

Box 14

Folder 13

Change

1973

Box 14

Folder 14

Character

1960-1976

Box 14

Folder 15

Codifying spontaneity (transcriptions)

1971

Box 14

Folder 16

Comment on "The Theater"

1956

Box 14

Folder 17

Commentaries

1976

Box 14

Folder 18

Competition

1971-1975

Box 14

Folder 19

Concepts/Connection

1974-1978

Box 14

Folder 20

Conversation/Crises

1968-1974

Box 14

Folder 21

Creative dramatics for California Public Schools

n.d.

Box 14

Folder 22

Day's order/Drama

1973

Box 14

Folder 23

Drama therapy article, correspondence and drafts

1975-1979

Box 14

Folder 24

Drama therapy article, notes and drafts

1975-1978

Box 15

Folder 1

Education, book on (transcription)

Sept. 13, 1970

Box 15

Folder 2

Education, notes on

ca. 1972

Box 15

Folder 3

Education manuscript: Curriculum, tests, and literature

1970s

Box 15

Folder 4

Education manuscript: Notes and clippings (transcriptions)

1960s-1970s

Box 15

Folder 5

Education manuscript: Notes

1970s

Box 15

Folder 6

Education manuscript: Notes

1963-1970

Box 15

Folder 7

Education manuscript: Notes, Brookline schools

1969

Box 15

Folder 8

Education manuscript: Sample school progress reports

1970s

Box 15

Folder 9

Education manuscript: "Words to the Wise," for teachers (notes)

1970s

Box 16

Folder 1

E.S.P./Evaluations

1972-1973

Box 16

Folder 2

Energy/Environment

1973-1975

Box 16

Folder 3

"Excursions Into the Intuitive: The Poetry of Viola Spolin"

1991

Box 16

Folder 4

Experiencing/Ego

1971-1975

Box 16

Folder 5

Fight-Flight crises/Follow the follower

1969-1971

Box 16

Folder 6

Games commentary/Goals

1971-1973

Box 16

Folder 7

Group agreement

1972-1973

Box 16

Folder 8

Handbooks: Dance Handbook

1968-1972

Box 16

Folder 9

Handbooks: Early Classroom Handbook

1972

Box 16

Folder 10

Handbooks: Education Handbook (transcriptions)

1965-1973

Box 16

Folder 11

Handbooks: English/Composition Games Handbook

1968-1970

Box 16

Folder 12

Handbooks: Family Member's Handbook (incl. Second City materials)

1962-1974

Box 16

Folder 13

Handbooks: Games Handbook and notes on Spolin Handbook Project

1965-1966

Box 16

Folder 14

Handbooks: Jail & Prison Handbook (transcriptions)

1965-1973

Box 16

Folder 15

Handbooks: Mental Health Handbook

1964-1972

Box 16

Folder 16

Handbooks: Music Handbook

1972

Box 16

Folder 17

Handbooks: Physical Handicaps Handbook

1970

Box 16

Folder 18

Handbooks: Playground & Sports Handbook

1971

Box 16

Folder 19

Handbooks: Reading Handbook

1969-1977

Box 16

Folder 20

Handbooks: Scripted Play handbook (transcriptions, incl. Paul Sills)

1965-1973

Box 16

Folder 21

Handbooks: Skeleton Play Handbook

1965

Box 16

Folder 22

Handbooks: Substitute Teachers Handbook (transcriptions)

1969-1975

Box 17

Folder 1

Handbooks: Writer's Handbook

1955-1977

Box 17

Folder 2

Hitting the ball (transcription)

1978

Box 17

Folder 3

Imagery/Imagination/Interpretation

1973-1974

Box 17

Folder 4

Important sentences, phrases, notations

1965-1967

Box 17

Folder 5

Improvisation article

1977

Box 17

Folder 6

Integration of on- and off-stage activity

1970-1972

Box 17

Folder 7

Judging/Knowing/Not Knowing

1973-1977

Box 17

Folder 8

Labels vs. Who What Where/Learning

1972-1973

Box 17

Folder 9

Limitation/Limits/Listening/Hearing

1973-1974

Box 17

Folder 10

"Little Match Girl,' Mary Tyler Moore Show

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 11

Love thy neighbor/Majority Rules

1971-1972

Box 17

Folder 12

Master of your own fate/Metaphoric mind

1973-1976

Box 17

Folder 13

Mental health

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 14

Multiple stimulus/Paranoia/Fear

1970-1973

Box 17

Folder 15

Northwestern University Press catalog

1989

Box 17

Folder 16

Notes

1965-1966

Box 17

Folder 17

Notes on education (transcription)

October 12, 1970

Box 17

Folder 18

Notes on education (transcription)

1970-1971

Box 17

Folder 19

Notes on introduction to "New Theater Games"

1963-1965

Box 17

Folder 20

"Notes on my involvement with Spolin Theatre Games," Gary Schwartz

1979

Box 17

Folder 21

Notes on reaching out

1968

Box 17

Folder 22

Notes on theater games

1969

Box 17

Folder 23

Notes on What and Where, with tape index

1970-1971

Box 17

Folder 24

Off-balance/Crisis

ca. 1965

Box 17

Folder 25

Once Upon A Time pamphlet

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 26

Part of a whole

1972-1973

Box 17

Folder 27

Passivity/The pause

1974-1975

Box 17

Folder 28

Pay attention/Performance/Peerage

1971-1974

Box 17

Folder 29

Physical connections/Physicalization

n.d.

Box 17

Folder 30

Physiological word

1971-1975

Box 17

Folder 31

Photograph info for manuscript

1969

Box 17

Folder 32

Playing/Playwriting

1965-1974

Box 17

Folder 33

Present time/Process/Presence

1971-1977

Box 17

Folder 34

Presentation of games, leader as host

1960s

Box 17

Folder 35

Receiving and sending/Relation and Relationship

1960, 1973-1974

Box 17

Folder 36

Reflection/Action/Responsibility

1972-1977

Box 17

Folder 37

Response/Reaction/Reward/Punishment

1973

Box 18

Folder 1

Revisions

1963-1976

Box 18

Folder 2

Role playing/Rote teaching

1969-1973

Box 18

Folder 3

Rule/What do you see?

1962-1972

Box 18

Folder 4

Scenario/Message to Garcia

1973-1975

Box 18

Folder 5

Self-discovery/Identity/Protection

1973-1978

Box 18

Folder 6

Sensory exercise/Spontaneity

1973-1974

Box 18

Folder 7

"Severn Darden," poem

1995

Box 18

Folder 8

Side Coaching (transcriptions)

1969-1981

Box 18

Folder 9

Solving problems/Subjectivity

1967-1978

Box 18

Folder 10

Something Wonderful Right Away: Jeffrey Sweet notes

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 11

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Alan Alda (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 12

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Alan Arkin (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 13

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with David Shepherd (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 14

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Joan Rivers (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 15

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Mike Nichols (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 16

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Paul Sand (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 17

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Shelley Berman (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 18

Something Wonderful Right Away: Sweet interview with Walter Beakel (transcription)

n.d.

Box 18

Folder 19

Space Walks, various workshop transcripts (transcriptions)

1970-1976

Box 18

Folder 20

Space/Pilot Project/Index of games played

1967-1978

Box 18

Folder 21

Space/Intuition (transcription)

1978

Box 18

Folder 22

Space (transcriptions, see "Space" audiocassettes)

1967-1974

Box 18

Folder 23

Spolin Games Newsletter

1994-1996

Box 18

Folder 24

Structure/Subject matter

1974-1977

Box 18

Folder 25

Student/Teacher, Teacher/Student (transcriptions)

1969-1977

Box 18

Folder 26

Talent (transcriptions)

1963-1976

Box 18

Folder 27

Teacher is the subject/Teams

1973-1977

Box 18

Folder 28

"Television makes children passive…," Daily News article by Spolin

July 23, 1952

Box 18

Folder 29

Theater games/Thought

1973-1974

Box 18

Folder 30

"Theater Games," Ingrid D. Koudela (dissertation)

n.d.

Box 19

Folder 1

"Theatre Games and the Art of Horseback Riding," Anita Harmon

1980

Box 19

Folder 2

Theater Games for the Classroom, draft

1974

Box 19

Folder 3

Theater Games for the Classroom, notes

1972

Box 19

Folder 4

Theater Games for the Classroom, notes

1980s

Box 19

Folder 5

Theater Games for the Classroom, exercises

1985

Box 19

Folder 6

Theater Games for the Classroom, drafts

1985

Box 19

Folder 7

Theater Games for the Director, notes

1980s

Box 19

Folder 8

Theater Games for the Rehearsal, notes

1980s

Box 19

Folder 9

Theater Games for the Lone Actor, notes and agreements

1985

Box 19

Folder 10

1987

Box 19

Folder 11

Time clock vs. energy/Theater games and curriculum

1972

Box 19

Folder 12

Training film, handwritten table of contents

1972

Box 19

Folder 13

Uneven development/Values

1974

Box 19

Folder 14

Violence/Wait

ca. 1965, 1976

Box 19

Folder 15

Warm ups/Where Who What

1963, 1972-1974

Box 19

Folder 16

Word Game pamphlet drafts

1957-1965

Box 20

Folder 1

Words/Work

1971-1977

Box 20

Folder 2

Workshop outlines

1977

Box 20

Folder 3

Workshop outlines for education manuscript

1971

Box 20

Folder 4

Writings

1977-1978

Box 20

Folder 5

Buber, Martin. I And Thou. New York: Scribner, 1958. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1958

Box 20

Folder 6

Buber, Martin. The Way of Response. New York: Schocken, 1966. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1966

Box 20

Folder 7

Buber, Martin. The Origin and Meaning of Hasidism. New York: Harper, 1960. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1960

Box 20

Folder 8

Capra, Fritjof. The Tao of Physics. Boulder, CO: Shambala, 1975. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1975

Box 20

Folder 9

Buber, Martin. Between Man and Man. New York: Macmillan, 1967. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1967

Box 20

Folder 10

Levin, Meyer. The Old Bunch. New York: Macfadden, 1962. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1962

Box 20

Folder 11

Buber, Martin. Ten Rungs: Hasidic Sayings. New York: Schocken, 1964. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1964

Box 20

Folder 12

Buber, Martin. Pointing the Way. New York: Harper, 1957. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1957

Box 20

Folder 13

Buber, Martin. Good and Evil. New York: Scribner, 1953. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1953

Box 20

Folder 14

Williams, Margery. The Velveteen Rabbit. New York: Avon, 1975. Copy marked up by Spolin.

1975

General Correspondence and Inquiries

1957-2003

Box 21

Folder 1

Amitin, Mark (booking agent)

1972-1974

Box 21

Folder 2

Bernstein, Bradley

1976-1992

Box 21

Folder 3

Boyd, Neva (and Dora Nelson), incl. writings

1963-1975

Box 21

Folder 4

Brandt, Mary Ann

1978-1992

Box 21

Folder 5

Bronkema, Boni (transcriber)

1979-1980

Box 21

Folder 6

Camarillo Advisory Board, letters of congratulation

1977

Box 21

Folder 7

Colket, Kay

1965

Box 21

Folder 8

Contemporary Authors listings

1974

Box 21

Folder 9

Copyright infringements, possible/alleged

1971-1981

Box 21

Folder 10

Copyright infringements, possible/alleged (Children's Theatre, Arena Stage)

1967

Box 21

Folder 11

Copyright infringements, possible/alleged (Players Theatrical Academy)

1981

Box 21

Folder 12

Copyright infringements, unauthorized reprints

1969-1971

Box 21

Folder 13

Copyright inquiries

1970-1971

Box 21

Folder 14

Coyne, Bernie

1968-1972

Box 21

Folder 15

Cunningham, Dennis

1967

Box 21

Folder 16

Donovan (transcriber)

1980

Box 21

Folder 17

Drama In Therapy chapter

1977-1978

Box 21

Folder 18

Drymalski, Anne

1979-1980

Box 22

Folder 1

Engar, Keith

1972-1974

Box 22

Folder 2

Fan mail

1964-1981

Box 22

Folder 3

Foreign inquiries

1965-1976

Box 22

Folder 4

"Gerald"

1966-1970

Box 22

Folder 5

Greeting cards

n

Box 22

Folder 6

Greeting cards

n

Box 22

Folder 7

Greeting cards

n

Box 22

Folder 8

Harmon, Andrew

1980

Box 22

Folder 9

Harper, Floren

1968-1972

Box 22

Folder 10

Harper, Valerie

1975-1990

Box 22

Folder 11

Harris, Barbara

1975-1982

Box 22

Folder 12

Herman, Randy

1981

Box 22

Folder 13

Hesslen, Dick

n

Box 22

Folder 14

Hosfeld, Leslie

1968

Box 23

Folder 1

Hume, Pat

1975

Box 23

Folder 2

Hunter, Allister

1980

Box 23

Folder 3

Hyams, Barry (L.A. Times)

1973-1974

Box 23

Folder 4

Isaac, Dan (Village Voice)

1972

Box 23

Folder 5

Kelly, Khaliel

1978-1981

Box 23

Folder 6

Kimmell, Marcia

1970-1977

Box 23

Folder 7

Kirby, Michael (Drama Review)

1971-1972

Box 23

Folder 8

Korty, Carol

1966-1975

Box 23

Folder 9

Koste, Jinny (Virginia Michalak)

1965-1977

Box 23

Folder 10

Koudela, Ingrid Dormien

1978-1995

Box 23

Folder 11

Lewis, Dori

1968-1969

Box 23

Folder 12

Levitt, Bruce (incl. drafts of thesis)

1972-1975

Box 23

Folder 13

MacGregor & Zournas (Theatre Arts Books)

1969-1974

Box 23

Folder 14

May, Marvin

1972

Box 23

Folder 15

Miller, Tom (Alex in Wonderland)

1972

Box 23

Folder 16

Mills, George

1934

Box 23

Folder 17

Moffitt, Dale

1980-1985

Box 23

Folder 18

Morrison, George

1971-1973

Box 23

Folder 19

Moyer, Bob

1968-1979

Box 24

Folder 1

Northwestern University Press

1976-1989

Box 24

Folder 2

Pentland, John

1968

Box 24

Folder 3

Pine, Ralph (Drama Book Specialists/Publishers)

1973-1978

Box 24

Folder 4

Quinn, John

1968

Box 24

Folder 5

Rolling Stone

1982-1983

Box 24

Folder 6

Shapli, Omar

1970-1973

Box 24

Folder 7

Shepherd, David

1966-1993

Box 24

Folder 8

Shepherd, David to Kolmus Greene

1983-1995

Box 24

Folder 9

Shepherd, David to Paul Sills

1965, 1993, 2003

Box 24

Folder 10

Shepard, Richmond

1967-1969

Box 24

Folder 11

Shifflett, Jim

1971

Box 24

Folder 12

Sills, Bill

1962-1965

Box 24

Folder 13

Sills, Carol

1967, 1983

Box 24

Folder 14

Sills, Paul

1960-1966, 1993

Box 24

Folder 15

Skilandz, Melinda

1980

Box 24

Folder 16

Slavet, Gerald

1967-1972

Box 24

Folder 17

Spiegel, Mel

1970-1974

Box 24

Folder 18

Spolin, Ed

1957-1962

Box 24

Folder 19

Stovitz, Andy

1980

Box 24

Folder 20

Strawn-Hamilton, Frank (Young Actors Company alumnus)

1988

Box 24

Folder 21

Sweet, Jeffrey (incl. draft of Something Wonderful Right Away)

1974-1975

Box 24

Folder 22

Thesis requests

1967-1975

Box 24

Folder 23

Thorin, Mats

1990-1992

Box 24

Folder 24

Various

1940s

Box 25

Folder 1

Various

1960s

Box 25

Folder 2

Various

1970s

Box 25

Folder 3

Various

1980s

Box 25

Folder 4

Various (Kolmus Greene)

1980s

Box 25

Folder 5

Various

1990s

Box 25

Folder 6

Various (Kolmus Greene)

1990s

Box 25

Folder 7

Various (Kolmus Greene)

2000s

Box 25

Folder 8

Various (Kolmus Greene)

n.d.

Box 25

Folder 9

Various booking agents

1973-1975

Box 25

Folder 10

Wiemhoff, Ann (Eldridge)

1972-1975

Box 25

Folder 11

Wong, Olive

1974

Box 25

Folder 12

Yale/Theatre Magazine

1973-1974

Box 25

Folder 13

Zambrano, Oscar

1978

Box 26

Folder 1

Card files and address books containing contact information

n.d.

Box 27

Folder 1

Card file containing contact information

n.d.

Box 27

Folder 2

Card file containing index of theater game terms

n.d.

Lectures, Workshops, and Teaching

1963-1983

Box 28

Folder 1

Workshops by date

1963-1967 and n.d.

Box 28

Folder 2

List of transcribed lectures

1963-1967

Box 28

Folder 3

Job offers and inquiries, colleges/universities

1963-1972

Box 28

Folder 4

Big Sur, Calif. (Esalen Institute)

Oct. 1964-1969

Box 28

Folder 5

AEATA, Chicago (Spolin's first public workshop)

Dec. 1964

Box 28

Folder 6

Macalaster College

April 1965-1967

Box 28

Folder 7

Assorted lists of workshop games and agendas

1965-1971

Box 28

Folder 8

Job offers and inquiries, elementary and high schools

1965-1973

Box 28

Folder 9

Job offers and inquiries, Canada

1965-1976

Box 28

Folder 10

Illinois Department of Mental Health

June 1965

Box 28

Folder 11

State College of Iowa

1965-1966

Box 28

Folder 12

Karamu House

1965

Box 28

Folder 13

"What's Beyond" workshop transcription (teachers)

1965

Box 28

Folder 14

Eastern Michigan University

1965-1967

Box 28

Folder 15

Sarah Lawrence College

1965-1966

Box 28

Folder 16

Sarah Lawrence College (2)

1965-1966

Box 28

Folder 17

Sarah Lawrence College (3)

1965-1966

Box 29

Folder 1

Job offers and inquiries, general

1965-1986

Box 29

Folder 2

Oakland University

1966

Box 29

Folder 3

Southern Illinois University

1966

Box 29

Folder 4

New England Theater Conference

1966

Box 29

Folder 5

"Space" workshops

1966-1967

Box 29

Folder 6

University of New Hampshire

1966-1967

Box 29

Folder 7

Brandeis University

July 1966-1969

Box 29

Folder 8

Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.)

1967

Box 29

Folder 9

Bennett College

1967

Box 29

Folder 10

Middlebury College

1967

Box 29

Folder 11

Brookline, Massachusetts public schools

1967-1974

Box 29

Folder 12

American Conservatory Theater

1968

Box 29

Folder 13

New York State Community Theater Association

1968

Box 29

Folder 14

San Francisco State College

1968

Box 29

Folder 15

New Orleans Symposium on Improvisation and the Teaching of Literature

1969

Box 29

Folder 16

Smith College

1969

Box 29

Folder 17

Cleveland State University

1969-1970

Box 29

Folder 18

Los Angeles City Schools

1970

Box 29

Folder 19

Brochures for "sensory awareness" groups

1970-1973

Box 30

Folder 1

China cultural exchange

1971-1972

Box 30

Folder 2

New Orleans public schools

March 1972

Box 30

Folder 3

American Theater Association (San Francisco) (transcriptions)

Aug. 1972

Box 30

Folder 4

City of Redondo Beach, Calif.

Nov. 1972

Box 30

Folder 5

Review excerpts from workshops

1972

Box 30

Folder 6

Ojai Valley (teachers)

Nov. 1972

Box 30

Folder 7

Gifted children workshop (Inglewood, Calif.)

Dec. 1972

Box 30

Folder 8

"The Cage: Drama from San Quentin"

1972

Box 30

Folder 9

University of Minnesota

1972

Box 30

Folder 10

University of Utah

1972-1974

Box 30

Folder 11

University of Southern California (Schall/Spolin)

1971-1974

Box 30

Folder 12

Misc. uses and comments

1973

Box 30

Folder 13

Beverly Center for Educational Therapy

1974-1975

Box 30

Folder 14

Rhoda and Friends and Lovers workshops

1974-1975

Box 30

Folder 15

Groups using theater games for grant projects

1974-1975

Box 30

Folder 16

Nystrom Boys' Home

1976

Box 30

Folder 17

Rachael Davis school workshops

1976-1977

Box 30

Folder 18

Stephen Book acting workshops

1976-1978

Box 30

Folder 19

Teacher workshops

1977-1980

Box 31

Folder 1

Workshop drawings (teachers)

1978

Box 31

Folder 2

Andrew Harmon workshops (London)

1978-1980

Box 31

Folder 3

Summer workshop scenes

1978-1980

Box 31

Folder 4

Workshop, "Luncheon Bull Session" (transcription) (teachers)

Feb. 1979

Box 31

Folder 5

Bob Moyer workshops, Grand Valley State Colleges

1980-1983

Box 31

Folder 6

Mextel workshops (transcriptions)

1982

Box 31

Folder 7

Mextel workshop notes

1980-1982

Box 31

Folder 8

Notes

1970s-1980s

Box 31

Folder 9

Articles and clippings on teaching, workshops, and education

1980s

Box 31

Folder 10

Workshop equipment sheets and blank participant lists

n.d.

Box 31

Folder 11

Workshop articles and reports (Betty Shiflett)

n.d.

Box 31

Folder 12

L.A. Music Center

1985

Box 32

Folder 1

Index of teacher workshops, A-M (card file)

n.d.

Box 32

Folder 2

Index of teacher workshops, Mc-Z (card file)

n.d.

What's Your Score?

1965-1983

Box 33

Folder 1

Advertisement, mock-up for pamphlet

1966

Box 33

Folder 2

"Confession vs. Score"

1981-1983

Box 33

Folder 3

Correspondence

1969-1975

Box 33

Folder 4

Draft (first)

1969

Box 33

Folder 5

Draft (second)

1969

Box 33

Folder 6

Draft

1969

Box 33

Folder 7

Draft

1972

Box 33

Folder 8

Drafts and notes

1970s

Box 33

Folder 9

Drafts and notes

1970-1978

Box 33

Folder 10

Drafts and table of contents

1971

Box 33

Folder 11

Exercises and related writings

1964-1972

Box 33

Folder 12

Exercises, annotated

n.d.

Box 33

Folder 13

Ideas

1973-1974

Box 34

Folder 1

Notebooks

1967 and n.d.

Box 34

Folder 2

Notes

1960s-1970s

Box 34

Folder 3

Notes

1970s

Box 34

Folder 4

Notes

1970s-1980s

Box 34

Folder 5

Notes (2)

1970s-1980s

Box 34

Folder 6

Notes (3)

1970s-1980s

Box 35

Folder 1

Notes (4)

1970s-1980s

Box 35

Folder 2

Notes, pilot project

1975

Box 35

Folder 3

Published version by Spolin Center

1994

Box 35

Folder 4

Publisher possibilities

1972-1975

Box 35

Folder 5

Radio note cards

1969-1971

Box 35

Folder 6

Radio and Story Theater treatments with Dick Schaal

1971

Box 35

Folder 7

Reports

1982-1983

Box 35

Folder 8

"There's always a reason"

1960s-1970s

Box 35

Folder 9

Worksheets, Sarah Lawrence College

ca. 1965

Spolin Theater Game Center

1969-1978

Box 35

Folder 1

Acting Coaches and Teachers Association (ACTA)

n.d.

Box 35

Folder 2

Articles and newsclippings

1970s

Box 36

Folder 1

Artist-in-residence program

n.d.

Box 36

Folder 2

Articles of Incorporation draft

1972

Box 36

Folder 3

Articles of Incorporation and founding documents

1973

Box 36

Folder 4

Book, Stephen workshop notes

1977-1980

Box 36

Folder 5

Brochures and fliers

1970s

Box 36

Folder 6

Brochures and fliers ("The Cage: Drama from San Quentin")

1970s

Box 36

Folder 7

California Arts Council (CAC) project

1977-1978

Box 36

Folder 8

Casa Colima

Feb. 9, 1980

Box 36

Folder 9

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

June 29, 1978

Box 36

Folder 10

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

July 5, 1978

Box 36

Folder 11

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

July 6, 1978

Box 37

Folder 1

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

July 11, 1978

Box 37

Folder 2

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

July 18, 1978

Box 37

Folder 3

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

July 19, 1978

Box 37

Folder 4

Classes: Actors Workshop (transcription)

July 20, 1978

Box 37

Folder 5

Classes: Class lists (classes and workshops)

1977-1979

Box 37

Folder 6

Classes: Class schedules

1975-1979

Box 37

Folder 7

Classes: Continuing Actors workshop (transcription)

Jan. 25, 1978

Box 37

Folder 8

Classes: Continuing Actors workshop (transcription)

Feb. 18, 1978

Box 37

Folder 9

Classes: Continuing Actors workshop (transcription)

Feb. 22, 1978

Box 37

Folder 10

Classes: Continuing Actors workshop (transcription)

March 1, 1978

Box 37

Folder 11

Classes: Continuing Actors workshop (transcription)

March 15, 1978

Box 37

Folder 12

Classes: Continuing Actors workshop (transcription)

April 5, 1978

Box 37

Folder 13

Classes: "Monday actors #10, discussion: 'Where'" (transcription)

March 26, 1979

Box 37

Folder 14

Classes: "Monday actors #10, discussion: 'Where'" (transcription)

April 19, 1979

Box 37

Folder 15

Classes: "Monday actors #10, discussion: 'What's Beyond'" (transcription)

May 14, 1979

Box 37

Folder 16

Classes: "Monday actors #10, discussion: 'Gibberish'" (transcription)

May 21, 1979

Box 37

Folder 17

Classes: Notes

1974-1976

Box 37

Folder 18

Classes: Playwriting

1977

Box 37

Folder 19

Classes: "Scene study class" (transcription—for recorded version see audiocassettes)

Dec. 12, 1979

Box 37

Folder 20

Classes: Spring teachers' day (transcription)

May 19, 1979

Box 37

Folder 21

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers

Feb. 26, 1977

Box 37

Folder 22

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

March 26, 1977

Box 37

Folder 23

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

April 30, 1977

Box 37

Folder 24

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

May 21, 1977

Box 37

Folder 25

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Aug. 22, 1977

Box 37

Folder 26

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Aug. 23, 1977

Box 37

Folder 27

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Aug. 24, 1977

Box 37

Folder 28

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Aug. 25, 1977

Box 38

Folder 1

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Nov. 12, 1977

Box 38

Folder 2

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Dec. 3, 1977

Box 38

Folder 3

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Jan. 14, 1978

Box 38

Folder 4

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Feb. 11, 1978

Box 38

Folder 5

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

May 20, 1978

Box 38

Folder 6

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Aug. 21, 1978

Box 38

Folder 7

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Apr. 1, 1978

Box 38

Folder 8

Classes: Theater Games for Classroom Teachers (transcription)

Apr. 22, 1978

Box 38

Folder 9

Classes: "Wednesday actors #11, discussion: 'Lone Wolf, Give and Take'" (transcription)

May 23, 1979

Box 38

Folder 10

Classes: "Wednesday actors #11, discussion: 'Contrapuntal 1, 2, 3" (transcription)

June 6, 1979

Box 38

Folder 11

Class proposal, Gary Schwartz

1981

Box 38

Folder 12

Collaboration proposals

1975-1976

Box 38

Folder 13

Commentaries on Spolin Theater Games

1980-1983

Box 38

Folder 14

Correspondence: Book, Stephen

1974-1979

Box 38

Folder 15

Correspondence: Harmon, Andrew (incl. transcriptions)

1980

Box 38

Folder 16

Correspondence: Herman, Randy

1980-1981

Box 38

Folder 17

Correspondence: Krasilovsky, Alexis

1974

Box 38

Folder 18

Correspondence: Leonard, Robert (The Road Company)

1980

Box 38

Folder 19

Correspondence: Moyer, Robert

1980

Box 38

Folder 20

Correspondence: Various

1975-1977

Box 38

Folder 21

Correspondence: West, Jerry (Storefront Actors Theater)

1980

Box 38

Folder 22

Correspondence: Whelan, Ken

1972

Box 38

Folder 23

Court documents

1979

Box 39

Folder 1

Dissolution documents

1987

Box 39

Folder 2

Feedback request and responses from teacher workshop attendees

1978-1979

Box 39

Folder 3

Field project report

1976

Box 39

Folder 4

Financial materials

1973-1974

Box 39

Folder 5

Financial materials

1975-1977

Box 39

Folder 6

Financial materials: Financial review

1977

Box 39

Folder 7

Financial materials: Application for exemption and qualification to do business

1978-1979

Box 39

Folder 8

Financial materials: Tax-exempt status

1973-1976

Box 39

Folder 9

Financial materials: Social services and solicitation

1975-1977

Box 39

Folder 10

Financial materials: Financial record for entertainment

1978-1988

Box 39

Folder 11

Financial materials: Early grant attempts

1969-1977

Box 39

Folder 12

Financial materials: CEMREL grant proposals

1975

Box 39

Folder 13

Harmon, Andrew: Theater Games in London

1982

Box 39

Folder 14

Horoscope for Spolin Theater Game Center

1979

Box 39

Folder 15

Index to games used in workshops

1975-1978

Box 39

Folder 16

Inner London Education Authority

1979-1980

Box 39

Folder 17

Inter-Cultural Awareness Program (ICAP), contract

1981

Box 39

Folder 18

Lease and move to 800 N. El Centro

1977-1979

Box 39

Folder 19

Letterhead examples

n.d.

Box 39

Folder 20

Mark Taper Theaters

1972-1973

Box 39

Folder 21

Meetings: Planning meeting (transcription)

Aug. 13, 1972

Box 40

Folder 1

Meetings: Meeting notes and transcriptions

1974-1975

Box 40

Folder 2

Meetings: Meeting notes and transcriptions

1976

Box 40

Folder 3

Meetings: Meeting notes and transcriptions

1978

Box 40

Folder 4

Meetings: Meeting notes and transcriptions

1979

Box 40

Folder 5

Meetings: Meeting notes and transcriptions

1980

Box 40

Folder 6

Moyer, Bob

1979-1980

Box 40

Folder 7

Moyer, Bob, "Tales of Wonder"

1979-1980

Box 40

Folder 8

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

1971-1973

Box 40

Folder 9

New Mercury Players, Hollywood Center Theatre

n.d.

Box 40

Folder 10

Newsletter (never sent out)

1978

Box 40

Folder 11

Notes

1979

Box 40

Folder 12

Queen Anne Teacher Workshops

1977-1978

Box 40

Folder 13

Rhoda workshops

July 1974-Jan. 1975

Box 40

Folder 14

San Francisco chapter ideas

1973-1974

Box 40

Folder 15

Sand, Paul workshops

Aug.-Nov. 1974

Box 40

Folder 16

Schall, Dick

1974

Box 40

Folder 17

Schaal workshop formats

n.d.

Box 40

Folder 18

Secondary School Theater Association Award

1976

Box 40

Folder 19

Shiflett, Jim

1966-1972

Box 41

Folder 1

Spolin Game Players at the Heliotrope Theater

1987

Box 41

Folder 2

Student workshops

1977 and n.d.

Box 41

Folder 3

T.E.A. Maya Women's Theater Group

1994

Box 41

Folder 4

Television possibilities

1974-1979

Box 41

Folder 5

Various teacher workshops

1980-1987

Box 41

Folder 6

West Coast Theater Company agreement

1977

Box 41

Folder 7

Workshop formats

1977

Box 41

Folder 8

Workshop testimonials from teachers

1973-1974

Box 41

Folder 9

Workshops: L.A. Mime Guild

Feb. 25, 1980

Box 41

Folder 10

Workshops: University of Southern California, proposal

n.d.

Box 41

Folder 11

Workshops: University of Southern California (Stephen Book notes)

1977

Box 41

Folder 12

Workshops: University of Southern California, notebook and daily planner

1977

Box 41

Folder 13

Workshops: University of Southern California, correspondence

1977

Box 41

Folder 14

Workshops: Los Angeles school district

1978

Box 41

Folder 15

Workshops: Spolin Theater Game Project for the Head Injured Patient

1978-1979

Box 41

Folder 16

Workshops: Thomas Edison Elementary School, Long Beach, Calif.

1980

Box 41

Folder 17

Young Audiences of Greater Los Angeles

1980

Audio/Video Materials

1969-1995

Box 42

Folder 1

Viola Spolin: Corona Hospital Therapists (VHS)

1970

Box 42

Folder 2

Casa Colina (U-matic)

Feb. 9,

Box 42

Folder 3

Teachers' Workshop (VHS)

Summer 1980

Box 42

Folder 4

Teachers' Workshop (technical) (VHS)

Summ

Box 42

Folder 5

Teachers' Workshop (last) (VHS)

Summer 1980

Box 42

Folder 6

Viola: 2 Day Workshop #1, Monday (VHS)

1980

Box 42

Folder 7

Word Game, 2 Day Workshop #2, Tuesday (VHS)

1980

Box 42

Folder 8

Spolin: Mexican Workshop, #2 group, Exits and Entrances, What's Beyond (VHS)

Mar. 30, 1982

Box 42

Folder 9

Mextel: How Old Am I?, Shake Up Space, Who Am I? (VHS)

Apr. 1, 1982

Box 42

Folder 10

Mextel: Give/Take, 4 players (VHS)

Apr. 22, 1982

Box 42

Folder 11

Mextel: Building A Story, Inner Emotion (VHS)

Apr. 29, 1982

Box 42

Folder 12

Mextel: No Motion, Turning Point, For. Lang. Gib. (VHS)

May 13-20, 1982

Box 43

Folder 1

Shadowing and Detachment, Contrapuntal Variation (VHS)

May 20-25, 1982

Box 43

Folder 2

Mextel, Take/Give, Help/Hinder (VHS)

May 28-June 8, 1982

Box 43

Folder 3

Mextel, Help/Hinder, Detachment, vocal sound effects (VHS)

June 8, Oct. 6, 1982

Box 43

Folder 4

Mextel, Shadowing (VHS)

June 15, 1982

Box 43

Folder 5

Mextel class (VHS)

June 17, 1982

Box 43

Folder 6

Spolin workshop, Mexican Group #2: Mirror Penetration, Transformation of Relationship, Real Objects (VHS)

1982

Box 43

Folder 7

Mextel: Contact, Lone Wolf, Silent Tension, Building a Story (VHS)

1982

Box 43

Folder 8

Sills & Co. workshop (VHS)

Jan. 22, 1985

Box 43

Folder 9

Sills & Co. workshop (VHS)

Feb. 6, 1985

Box 43

Folder 10

Sills & Co. workshop (VHS)

Feb. 14, 1985

Box 43

Folder 11

Channel 7 News—V. Spolin, Fred Anderson (VHS)

July 16, 1986

Box 44

Folder 1

Spolin at Heliotrope, Gary Schwartz et al. (VHS)

1986?

Box 44

Folder 2

Spolin Teacher's Workshop (VHS)

1987

Box 44

Folder 3

Spolin Teacher's Workshop, Music Center (VHS)

Apr. 1, 1989

Box 44

Folder 4

Spolin Players (VHS)

May 21, 1990

Box 45

Folder 1

Viola at Pierce Brothers (VHS)

Nov. 25, 1994

Box 45

Folder 2

Viola's wake (VHS)

Nov. 27, 1994

Box 45

Folder 3

Viola's wake, copy 2 (VHS)

Nov. 27, 1994

Box 45

Folder 4

Viola Spolin Memorial (VHS)

Feb. 1995

Box 46

Folder 1

Spolin w/ Gary at Improv Santa Monica (VHS)

n.d.

Box 46

Folder 2

Alex in Wonderland (VHS)

n.d.

Box 46

Folder 3

Spolin workshop (VHS)

n.d.

Box 46

Folder 4

Space Walk (audiocassette)

June 6, 1969

Box 46

Folder 5

Physiological word (audiocassette)

March 9, 1973

Box 46

Folder 6

Space Walks, from pilot project, #1-18 (audiocassette)

1974?

Box 46

Folder 7

Space Walks, from pilot project, #18-23 (audiocassette)

1974?

Box 46

Folder 8

Space Walk, Dick Schaal (audiocassette)

1974?

Box 47

Folder 1

Spolin interviews with Jeffrey Sweet, #1 (audiocassette)

June-Sept., 1974

Box 47

Folder 2

Spolin interviews with Jeffrey Sweet, #2 (audiocassette)

June-Sept., 1974

Box 47

Folder 3

Spolin interviews with Jeffrey Sweet, #3 (audiocassette)

June-Sept., 1974

Box 47

Folder 4

Spolin interviews with Jeffrey Sweet, #4 (audiocassette)

June-Sept., 1974

Box 47

Folder 5

Spolin interviews with Jeffrey Sweet, #5 (audiocassette)

June-Sept., 1974

Box 47

Folder 6

Spolin interviews with Jeffrey Sweet, #6 (audiocassette)

June-Sept., 1974

Box 47

Folder 7

Side coaching, Love of Neighbor, Who/What/Where, Viola and Kolmus (audiocassette)

July 22, 1978

Box 47

Folder 8

Scene study class, #1 (audiocassette—for transcription see "Classes: Scene Study Class…)

Dec. 12, 1979

Box 47

Folder 9

Scene study class, #1 (audiocassette—for transcription see "Classes: Scene Study Class…)

Dec. 19, 1979

Box 47

Folder 10

Andy, Vy, Bob (Andrew Harmon, Viola Spolin, Robert Kolmus Greene) (audiocassette)

July 28, 1980

Box 47

Folder 11

Spolin scene study workshop (audiocassette)

Jan. 30, 1980

Box 47

Folder 12

Sills & Co., Spolin (audiocassette)

1986

Box 47

Folder 13

Kolmus' retirement address (audiocassette)

Feb. 21, 1989

Box 47

Folder 14

Carol Gray and Valerie Harper on Viola Spolin (audiocassette)

May 1994

Box 47

Folder 15

Kolmus on Viola's passing (audiocassette)

Dec. 1994

Box 47

Folder 16

Kolmus on last illness and death of Viola (audiocassette)

1994

Box 47

Folder 17

Hemmingway (audiocassette)

1996

Box 47

Folder 18

Ave Maria, mid-winter songs (audiocassette)

n.d.

Box 47

Folder 19

Officium (audiocassette)

n.d.

Box 47

Folder 20

Unlabeled #1 (audiocassette)

n.d.

Box 47

Folder 21

Unlabeled #2 (audiocassette)

n.d.

Box 47

Folder 22

Paulyna Carraz record album

1989

Theater Game File

1971-1987

Box 48

Folder 1

Articles of agreement (CEMREL)

1973-1975

Box 48

Folder 2

Correspondence: CEMREL

1972-1974

Box 48

Folder 3

Correspondence: CEMREL

1975

Box 48

Folder 4

Correspondence: Contract negotiations with Northwestern Univ. Press (transcriptions)

1972

Box 48

Folder 5

Correspondence: Dissolution of CEMREL

1974-1987

Box 48

Folder 6

Correspondence: JDR III Fund

1973-1975

Box 48

Folder 7

Correspondence: General and agreements

1973-1976

Box 48

Folder 8

Correspondence: Murdoch, Samuel (lawyer)

1972-1973

Box 48

Folder 9

Correspondence: Publication of Theater Game File

1974-1976

Box 48

Folder 10

Dispute over CEMREL publication

1973

Box 48

Folder 11

Drafts

1974

Box 48

Folder 12

Drafts (CEMREL)

1974

Box 48

Folder 13

Evidence (first CEMREL File, Hansen/Contrucci)

1971

Box 49

Folder 1

Improvisation for the Theater, Spolin's marked-up copy used while writing updated edition of Theater Game File, first paperback edition, 1983

ca. 1985

Box 49

Folder 2

New games

n.d.

Box 49

Folder 3

Notes and drafts

1987

Box 49

Folder 4

Pre-publication layouts

n.d.

Box 49

Folder 5

Promotional materials

1973-1976

Box 49

Folder 6

Reprint requests

1977-1978

Box 49

Folder 7

Reviews

1975-1976

Box 49

Folder 8

Royalties (CEMREL)

1975-1982

Box 49

Folder 9

Spolin's CEMREL notebook (notes, letters, reactions to CEMREL's first File) (transcriptions)

1971-1972

Box 49

Folder 10

Table of contents and lists of games

n.d.

Box 49

Folder 11

Theater games "sampler"

1976

Box 50

Folder 1

Theater Game File, draft cards and notes

n.d.

Box 50

Folder 2

Theater Game File, annotated and inscribed to Kolmus Greene

n.d.

Box 51

Folder 1

Theater Game File, annotated cards, notes, and draft cards

1975-1982

Box 51

Folder 2

Translations: Dutch

1976-1981

Games and Game Development

1960s-1970s

Box 52

Folder 1

"Add an object where (aka "Relay where")

Box 52

Folder 2

"Add a part" (aka "Part of a whole"), p. 86

Box 52

Folder 3

"Advanced blind," c. 43, p. 172

Box 52

Folder 4

"Animal images"

Box 52

Folder 5

"Audience directs," c. 53

Box 52

Folder 6

"Back, exercise for," p. 150, c. 23

Box 52

Folder 7

"Blind" (aka "Basic blind"), p. 171, c. 35

Box 52

Folder 8

"Box full of hats"

Box 52

Folder 9

"Building a story"

Box 52

Folder 10

"Camera"

Box 52

Folder 11

"Changing emotions," p. 241, c. 31

Box 52

Folder 12

"Changing intensity of inner action," p. 242

Box 52

Folder 13

"Changing places," p. 165, c. 48

Box 52

Folder 14

"Character agility"

Box 52

Folder 15

"Choral group"

Box 52

Folder 16

"Conflict exercise game"

Box 52

Folder 17

"Contact," p. 184, c. 17

Box 52

Folder 18

"Converge and re-divide," p. 163, c. 47

Box 52

Folder 19

"Contrapuntal argument"

Box 52

Folder 20

"Conversation with involvement"

Box 52

Folder 21

"Deaf audience"

Box 52

Folder 22

"Difficulty with small objects"

Box 52

Folder 23

Drawing objects games

Box 52

Folder 24

"Echo," c. 33

Box 52

Folder 25

"Emotion"

Box 52

Folder 26

"Emotion through camera techniques"

Box 52

Folder 27

"Exchanging wheres"

Box 52

Folder 28

"Excursions into the intuitive"

Box 52

Folder 29

"Exercise for the back," c. 20-21

Box 52

Folder 30

"Exposure," p. 51

Box 52

Folder 31

"Eye contact"

Box 52

Folder 32

"Feeling self with self" (aka "Space walk")

Box 52

Folder 33

"Feet and legs alone," p. 147, c. 18

Box 52

Folder 34

"Finding objects in the immediate environment"

Box 52

Folder 35

"Floor plans and stage directions"

Box 52

Folder 36

"Foreign language gibberish"

Box 52

Folder 37

"Gibberish/English"

Box 52

Folder 38

"Group touch exercise," p. 57

Box 52

Folder 39

"Hands alone," p. 148, c. 22

Box 52

Folder 40

"Handwriting games"

Box 52

Folder 41

"Hero exercise"

Box 52

Folder 42

"Hidden conflict" and "Hidden problem"

Box 52

Folder 43

"Hold it"

Box 52

Folder 44

"How much do you remember?"

Box 52

Folder 45

"How old am I?"

Box 52

Folder 46

"Inability to move"

Box 52

Folder 47

"Indians running"

Box 52

Folder 48

"Involvement in twos/threes without hands"

Box 52

Folder 49

"Involvement with immediate environment," p. 118

Box 52

Folder 50

"Involvement without hands," p. 65 (no CEMREL)

Box 52

Folder 51

"Involvement with large objects"

Box 52

Folder 52

"It's heavier when its full"

Box 52

Folder 53

"Jump emotion"

Box 52

Folder 54

"Jump rope" (playground series)

Box 52

Folder 55

"Leaving something on stage"

Box 52

Folder 56

"Listening to the environment," p. 55

Box 52

Folder 57

"Lone wolf" (aka Give/take)

Box 52

Folder 58

"Maintaining surface heights," p. 79

Box 52

Folder 59

"Man on the street"

Box 52

Folder 60

"Metronome exercise"

Box 52

Folder 61

"Mob scenes"

Box 52

Folder 62

"Mirror" (all "Mirror" games except "Mirror speech")

Box 52

Folder 63

"Name six" and variations

Box 52

Folder 64

"Nervous habits or tics"

Box 52

Folder 65

"New York" and variations

Box 52

Folder 66

"Object moving players," p. 70

Box 52

Folder 67

"Object moves the player" commentary

Box 53

Folder 1

"Object relay"

Box 53

Folder 2

"On the spot"

Box 53

Folder 3

"Orientations," incl. photo

Box 53

Folder 4

"Orchestration"

Box 53

Folder 5

"Part of a whole" (aka "Add a part")

Box 53

Folder 6

"Penetrating objects"

Box 53

Folder 7

"Peripheral vision" (Space series)

Box 53

Folder 8

"Physical exaggeration"

Box 53

Folder 9

"Physical irritation"

Box 53

Folder 10

"Physicalizing the object"

Box 53

Folder 11

"Pitchman"

Box 53

Folder 12

"Play ball" (playground series)

Box 53

Folder 13

"Playground games"

Box 53

Folder 14

"Poetry building"

Box 53

Folder 15

"Puppets and/or automation"

Box 53

Folder 16

"Quick selection exercise for where," p. 116

Box 53

Folder 17

"Radio exercise"

Box 53

Folder 18

"Random walk"

Box 53

Folder 19

"Rejection"

Box 53

Folder 20

"Relating an incident"

Box 53

Folder 21

"Rhythmic movement"

Box 53

Folder 22

"Ruminating"

Box 53

Folder 23

"Scene-on-scene," p. 217

Box 53

Folder 24

"Seeing the word" (aka "Seeing a sport recall")

Box 53

Folder 25

"Send hearing out/Send sight out" (Space series)

Box 53

Folder 26

"Sending someone on stage"

Box 53

Folder 27

"Shadowing"

Box 53

Folder 28

"Showing emotion through objects"

Box 53

Folder 29

"Showing where without object"

Box 53

Folder 30

"Showing where through who and what"

Box 53

Folder 31

"Showing who through use of an object," p. 139

Box 53

Folder 32

"Sight lines," p. 166

Box 53

Folder 33

"Silent scream"

Box 53

Folder 34

"Song building"

Box 53

Folder 35

"Space walk"

Box 53

Folder 36

"Specialized where," p. 138

Box 53

Folder 37

"Stage whisper," p. 195, c. 15

Box 53

Folder 38

"Statutes"

Box 53

Folder 39

"Streets and alleys"

Box 53

Folder 40

"Supplication"

Box 53

Folder 41

"Telephone"

Box 53

Folder 42

"Television exercise"

Box 53

Folder 43

"Tense muscle," c. 29

Box 53

Folder 44

"Theme-scene," p. 218

Box 53

Folder 45

"Three way conversation"

Box 53

Folder 46

"Three way drawing/writing"

Box 53

Folder 47

Traditional games, histories, bibliographies, notes

Box 53

Folder 48

"Tug of war," p. 61

Box 53

Folder 49

"Using objects to evolve scenes"

Box 53

Folder 50

"Vocal sound effects," c. 34-35

Box 53

Folder 51

"Wandering speech"

Box 53

Folder 52

"Weather exercise," p. 114

Box 53

Folder 53

"What am I eating/tasting/smelling/hearing?"

Box 53

Folder 54

"What am I listening to?"

Box 53

Folder 55

"What do I do for a living?"

Box 53

Folder 56

"What time is it?"

Box 53

Folder 57

"Where help hinder"

Box 53

Folder 58

"Where through three objects," p. 119

Box 53

Folder 59

"Where with help"

Box 53

Folder 60

"Where with obstacles"

Box 53

Folder 61

"Where without hands"

Box 53

Folder 62

"Where with set pieces"

Box 53

Folder 63

"Where with unrelated activity"

Box 53

Folder 64

"Who am I?" (Who series)

Box 53

Folder 65

"Who game"

Box 53

Folder 66

"Who started the motion?"

Box 54

Folder 1

Game development notebooks and card files

Unpublished Games and Exercises

1960s-1970s

Box 55

Folder 1

"Art gallery"

Box 55

Folder 2

"Basic warmup exercise"

Box 55

Folder 3

"Blackout"

Box 55

Folder 4

"Building a story" and variations

Box 55

Folder 5

"Contrapuntal variations"

Box 55

Folder 6

"Denial/acceptance"

Box 55

Folder 7

"Detachment"

Box 55

Folder 8

"Detailing the object"

Box 55

Folder 9

"Dialogue" (sound in space)

Box 55

Folder 10

"Don't let go"

Box 55

Folder 11

"Exaggerate"

Box 55

Folder 12

"Explore and heighten/Transformation of the beat"

Box 55

Folder 13

"Extended sound"

Box 55

Folder 14

"Feeling self with self"

Box 55

Folder 15

"Find the center/Focus"

Box 55

Folder 16

"Gibberish/Hidden language"

Box 55

Folder 17

"Gibberish writing" (Aretha's story)

Box 55

Folder 18

"Handicapped"

Box 55

Folder 19

"Head/Body"

Box 55

Folder 20

"Hypnosis"

Box 55

Folder 21

"Indian Hand Wrestling"

Box 55

Folder 22

"Inside/Outside penetration"

Box 55

Folder 23

"Intuition"

Box 55

Folder 24

"Invisible/Visible"

Box 55

Folder 25

"Learning"

Box 55

Folder 26

"Lone wolf"

Box 55

Folder 27

"Metamorphic mind"

Box 55

Folder 28

"Mime vs. space"

Box 55

Folder 29

"Mirror variations"

Box 55

Folder 30

"Moment to moment"

Box 55

Folder 31

New game ideas and notes

1977-1978

Box 55

Folder 32

"No information, no credentials"

Box 55

Folder 33

"Normal-slow-fast-normal"

Box 55

Folder 34

"Occluding the where"

Box 55

Folder 35

"Occluding the conversation"

Box 55

Folder 36

"Open door/What will you find?"

Box 55

Folder 37

"Out of head/Into the space"

Box 55

Folder 38

"Out of the head and into the space"

Box 55

Folder 39

"Preoccupation/Occupation"

Box 55

Folder 40

"Reaching out"

Box 55

Folder 41

"Reversing roles with side coaching"

Box 55

Folder 42

"See/Hear/Taste/Smell/Feel"

Box 55

Folder 43

"Seeing the word" variations

Box 55

Folder 44

"Silent tension without content"

Box 55

Folder 45

"Slow/Fast/Normal"

Box 55

Folder 46

"Soundless sound" (technical series)

Box 55

Folder 47

"Space"

Box 56

Folder 1

"Space commentary"

Box 56

Folder 2

"Space exercises"

Box 56

Folder 3

"Space objects commentary"

Box 56

Folder 4

"Space shaping"

Box 56

Folder 5

"Speech handbook" (Sound in space)

Box 56

Folder 6

"Stage picture"

Box 56

Folder 7

"Technical/Creating moods on stage," notes

Box 56

Folder 8

"There in your where"

Box 56

Folder 9

"Transformation" commentary

Box 56

Folder 10

"Transformations past/present"

Box 56

Folder 11

"Transformation of the object"

Box 56

Folder 12

"Transformation of relationship" (p. 272)

Box 56

Folder 13

"Transformation of the what (situation)"

Box 56

Folder 14

"Transformation of the where"

Box 56

Folder 15

"Transforming the object"

Box 56

Folder 16

Various

Box 56

Folder 17

Various

Box 56

Folder 18

"Verbalizing the where" (player directs player)

Box 56

Folder 19

"Vowels and consonants"

Box 56

Folder 20

"Vowels and consonants (as the physiological structure of the words)"

Box 56

Folder 21

"Vowels and consonants/Physicalizing words/Begin and end"

Box 56

Folder 22

"What's between?"

Box 56

Folder 23

"Yawn"

Box 56

Folder 24

Writings about various exercises (drafts)

Photographs

1943-1991

Box 56

Folder 25

Bronkema, Boni

1991

Box 56

Folder 26

The Committee

1964

Box 56

Folder 27

Greene, Robert Kolmus

n.d.

Box 56

Folder 28

Pat Hume Productions

n.d.

Box 56

Folder 29

Improvisation for the Theater conference booth

n.d.

Box 56

Folder 30

Bob Moyer/United Stage

n.d.

Box 56

Folder 31

Spolin publicity photos

1950s-1970s

Box 56

Folder 32

Thorin, Mats

1991

Box 56

Folder 33

"Time Bombs: An Anti-Fascist Sketch"

1943-1944

Box 56

Folder 34

Unidentified lecture/demo

n.d.

Box 56

Folder 35

Unidentified

n.d.