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Paul Sills (I) (1927–2008)

Paul Sills is best remembered as Chicago's father of improvisation, the innovative co-founder/director of the celebrated Compass Players and Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupes. Sills sought to teach the comedy acting techniques of improvisation instilled in him by his mother, Viola Spolin, who once taught creative dramatics to ... See full bio »

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Story Theatre
Story Theatre Writer
Another Woman
Another Woman Birthday Party Guest
NET Playhouse
NET Playhouse Director
Laverne & Shirley


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 1982 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Of Mice and Men (1982)
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Story Theatre (1969) ... (director: stage production)
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 1988 Another Woman
Birthday Party Guest
 1977 The Practice (TV Series)
- Jules and Lenny (1977) ... Stephanie
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 1971 Story Theatre (TV Series) (creator)
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (conceived by - 1 episode)
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He and Bernie Sahlins directed Aristophanes' play, "Lysistrata," in a Playwrights Theatre Club Production at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Vicki Cummings (Lysistrata), Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Severn Darden, Barbara Harris, Andrew Duncan, and Jeffrey Sweet in the cast. See more »

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1971 Tony Award as author of Best Play nominee "Story Theatre." See more »

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