From The Page To The Stage: A One-Person Show Workshop
Are you an actor or a comedian yearning for your 15 minutes of fame? A solo-show could help launch your career and get you the attention that you deserve. Actress and writer Lauren Weedman will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience will be putty in your hands. In this class, you'll learn how to transform personal events into compelling tales , how to spice up your truth with just the right lie, and how to pull your show together with a compelling theme. Through fun, in-class writing exercises and balanced workshopping, you'll build a treasure chest of images, moments, characters, and music that will provide the essential elements for your show. Lauren will also share her secrets for getting your show produced. By the end of this class, you'll have a completed a stellar solo-show that is performance ready and you'll even have the chance to perform a section of it at Writing Pad! It really won't be long until an audience is laughing, crying and shouting, "Bravo!" just for you!
Instructor: Lauren Weedman
Oct. 16, 22, 29, Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3 (1 Wed. night, 4 Tues. nights, 1 rehearsal, 1 performance)
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $475 (Includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad West (Westwood)
About Lauren Weedman:
Lauren Weedman is an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. She has written and performed 8 solo plays. ("Homecoming", "Amsterdam", "If Ornaments Had Lips", "Huu", "Rash", "Wreckage", "Bust", "NoYou Shutup"). Her first show, "Homecoming" went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. "Bust", about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several "best of the arts" across the nation. Her TV credits include Arrested Development, New Girl, The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and as Horny Patty on HBO's Hung. Film credits include Imagine That, Date Night and Judd Apatows "A Five Year Engagement" starring Jason Segal. Weedman's first book, "A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe)", is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007 and was optioned by Fox TV for a pilot. She's also the host of the Moth Storytelling series. Lauren is a series regular on HBO's "Looking" this year and has a second collection of humorous essays slated for publication in 2014 (Penguin).
Writing Pad West (View)
10445 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024
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