Project Description

Viola Spolin coaches Who Am I? with a group

 Viola Spolin in this rare video does a variation of the single player version of Who Am I? by asking the group to show the player who doesn’t know who they are through relationship to that person and the where. From a workshop at the University of Utah in 1972.

• Unless needed to solve a specific problem in a play, remembered experiences (recalls) are avoided as the group works for immediate (right now) spontaneous ones. Every individual has enough muscular memory and stored-away experience that can be used in a present-time situation without deliberately abstracting it from the total organism.

— Viola Spolin, Improvisation for the Theater