The Lone Actor

Viola Spolin's Theater Games for the Lone Actor offers theater games and side coaching for the solo player. Available for the first time, this handbook presents more than forty exercises that allow actors to side coach themselves at home, in rehearsal, or in performance.

Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the nature and practice of modern theater. Her work has inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, and film. Her techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.

"It's like basic research . . . she [has] changed the theater for generations." --Alan Alda

"Her book is the bible." --Rob Reiner

"She has genius and shares it." --Valerie Harper