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A SOLO THEATER/STORYTELLING ZOOM CLASS

7 weeks (Including final Performance) 500$

 

Use your life as material! Cash in on all those traumas and bizarre life life stories!   (I would call this class “Cheaper than Therapy but I’m not sure it is) 

 

IN THIS WEEKLY ZOOM CLASS WILL BE DOING THINGS LIKE:  Trust falls by ourselves. Nothing is more powerful than falling backwards and NOT being caught.  It’s that moment on your back, worried you have dislocated your vitals that you really get how hard it is to get things done on your own.

 

ALSO  WE WILL

Show up

Work

Gather material

Collect inspirations and music

Do weekly writing prompts

Share stories 

Get thru creative blocks with the help of my self-help books from the 90’s and David Byrne 

Experiment with the best way to tell the story

Listen to me making inappropriate jokes

Figure out how to be truthful without being sued

Draft an outline for our final project or performance

 

Personally?  I need  DEADLINES   COMMUNITY    SUPPORT     INSPIRATION  MUSIC    HOPE HEROS   and when it gets really bad?  A ZOOM CLASS   

 

The class is not limited to people who want to do live performance.    I like the idea of figuring out what the MATERIAL WANTS TO BE.   Let the material/the stories dictate the form….RIGHT?

 

It’s artsy and broad but I’m an….artsy broad.   (sorry.  I HAD TO)

Solo Theater structure and development is my jam.    I also know about turning personal stories into theater and then into personal comedic essays.   

 

No ideas?   One idea?   4 ideas and hate all of them yet STILL CAN’T HELP YOURSELF? 

This class will help look at your material, make choices and ENTERTAIN (the masses and our selves). 

  

At the end of 6 weeks-each student will have  8-10 minutes to share their work in progress in a live zoom show. 

"INVISIBLE PHONES"

an IN PERSON 

SOLO THEATER/STORYTELLING INTENSIVE 

Los Angeles 

Location TBD

(Santa Monica area)

NOV 6-7 

11-4PM 

350$ 

CLASS SIZE WILL BE SMALL 

NO MORE THAN 8 (minimum 5) 

BROADWAYS BACK AND SO AM I! 

Let's cash in on all the traumas and thrills of our human condition and 

MAKE SOME ART  

  

CHECK OUT WHERE YOU ARE

Do you have material for a Solo Show? 

Or a Performance Art? 

A personal essay?

Verbatim Theater?

I'LL HELP YOU DO MAGICAL THINGS LIKE

Show up 

Get to work

Write 

 Share your stories

 Remove a few of those creative blocks 

Mine art from your fucked up life! I mean magical life. 

I teach for the same reason I have written and performed solo theater for the past 25 years-CONNECTION TO HUMANITY

but MOST OF ALL 

I believe in giving dignity to our stories!  

If we give respect and dignity to our stories we will help someone else who isn’t a big show off permission to give their stories dignity.    

This class is open to all levels but if you're creepy or in the middle of a raging meth addiction it may not be the class for you.    You may want to check out my 'Creepy Meth Stories" Class next spring.     

**AFTER THE WEEKEND we will talk about moving into a weekly longer term class that will end with a performance 

*****HOLLYWOOD ASSHOLE CLAUSE

Because I'm a working actor there are times when my shoot schedules will interfere with the class times. When this happens I work with the class to come up with a good make up date.   It's annoying--but I promise you that I always make it work.  Even if it means setting up one on one work sessions with students to give them their TIME.