Last week we were introduced into the world of Viola Spolin, who is known as the Godmother of Improv. Spolin brought theater games into a new perspective and allowed me to think about them, and theater as a whole, in a new light. Through her non-competitive and fearless approach of performing I became aware of the intuition (something I thought I understood) one can gain from forgetting about being the best, and instead start giving it your best. Having this within out reach, I believe, we will be able to reach new broaden our abilities, and acquire an acceptance for our work. As actors, our jobs are to produce an effect(efficacy), and a mass effect can only be accomplished when everyone is working to make each other stand out, make everyone look good. Which is a great skill to have both in theater and in life. Upon doing research I came upon some influences Viola Spolin has had on other. One particular website (http://blog.montrealimprov.com/post/132437186/improvisation-for-the-theatre-by-viola-spolin) was able to give them the ability to solve their own problems in a very different aspect. When we finally learn to be independent and be able to go to ourselves for advice and acceptance, we have definitely reached a new mile stone in trying to be our best instead of being the best.