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LEGACY LIVES ON

Sills’ vision continues to shine in contemporary improvisational theater, from ComedySportz to SNL, and from the New Actors Workshop to the Wisconsin Theater Game Center. And his story and game theater methods are frequently used in schools and workplaces, having an impact on every new generation.

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Master weaver Wence Martinez.
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LOOMING LARGE

Wence Martinez, a Zapotec Indian, learned to weave from his father at age 9 — and in the years since, he has taken traditional craft to a new level. In Martinez’s hands, weaving becomes contemporary art, at once startling and extraordinary.

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A SEASON OF SUBTLE INSPIRATION

Door County artists love winter, and not just because they actually have time to work on their art. Winter on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula is a time of great inspiration, perhaps even more than its celebrated summer season.

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THOUGHTS OF HOME

As I was cranking away on deadline yesterday, I got a Facebook friend request from a man I’ve never met. This New York City actor and comedian is an alum of The Second City and the New Actors Workshop, and he’d just found and read an article I wrote years ago about his mentor: Paul Sills, the celebrated director and improvisation teacher who served as the original director of The Second City in Chicago.

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