American theatre director. Son of Viola Spolin. Co-founder of the Compass, started The Second City and Story Theater. He teaches at the New Actors Workshop in Manhattan, a graduate level acting program, and at his Wisconsin Theatre Game Center in Baileys Harbor.

Apparently, when not telling his students that "Theatre is dead. It died thirty years ago. I don't know why you kids are doing this," and "Is it too much to ask to make an old man laugh?" his preferred style of directing is to shout at the actors like John Barrymore in Twentieth Century, only without any helpful advice.

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