8 Weeks. Your Story. Your Solo Show.|
Winter Sessions are FULL!
Wednesdays, 10a-1p - starting January 22nd - FULL
Saturdays, 10a-1p - starting January 25th - FULL
Saturdays, 2p-5p - starting January 25th - FULL
Spring Sessions will start in late April!
Sign-up for more info at: soloperformanceworkshop.org
With SPW you will write, develop and perform a unique and personal 15-minute solo performance piece in 8 sessions. You'll work collaboratively -- get loads of support -- and learn a variety of writing and performance techniques. Under the guidance of a experienced teacher and director, Martha Rynberg, you'll try new things and s-t-r-e-t-c-h creatively. That's right, we're not kidding, you'll write a solo show in 8 weeks and then perform it, on stage, with a real live audience.
Class Time: Wednesdays, 10a-1p, Saturdays, 10a-1p, or Saturdays, 2p-5p
Wednesdays: Jan 22, 29; Feb 5, 19, 26; Mar 5, 19, 26
Saturdays: Jan 25; Feb 1, 8, 22; Mar 1, 8, 22, 29
Class Shows: April 1st or 2nd
Class Fee: $425 ($99 deposit due now)
SPW is recommended for performers of all disciplines, including actors, writers, comedians, spoken word artists, musicians and dancers. All levels of experience are welcome, from those who have never been on stage before to those preparing a piece for a professional production or audition.
SPW, founded by W. Kamau Bell and Bruce Pachtman in 2005 and now under the direction of Martha Rynberg, has proudly graduated dozens (and dozens!) of artists who have performed all over the Bay Area - WordsFirst, the Marsh, Tell it On Tuesday, Solo Sundays, City Solo and the SF Theater Festival. Members have also been featured in Los Angeles and New York at The New York International Fringe Theater Festival, Midtown International Theater Festival, and the Comedy Central Stage.
ABOUT MARTHA RYNBERG (Teacher & Director):
MARTHA RYNBERG collaborates with performance artists to find the story in personal histories and social/political movements. Her directorial debut was the internationally acclaimed W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour, and the basis for FX television series, Totally Biased. Martha works with performers all over the country. She is also a founding member of Mixed, Blend & Whole, a queer multidisciplinary and multicultural performance collaborative. Martha's own work, Lady Parts, explores the dark and hilarious corners of inheritance, parenting, and internalized misogyny. Really, it's funny.
ABOUT W. KAMAU BELL (Co-Founder):
Socio-political comedian, community activist, and latenight TV host W. Kamau Bell launched the fourth cycle of his weekly FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, in September, 2013. The series, executive produced by Chris Rock, has received critical acclaim including the nomination for "Best Talk Series" at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. Totally Biased is based on Kamau's one-man show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour which received rave reviews from audiences, critics, and industry insiders. Praised by Punchline Magazine as "one of our nation's most adept racial commentators with a blistering wit," Kamau was voted San Francisco's best comedian by the SF Weekly, the SF Bay Guardian, and 7×7 Magazine. Robin Williams calls Kamau "ferociously funny," and the SF Weekly called Kamau "smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle," though he was more excited that they called him "handsome."
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE $99.00 DEPOSIT SECURES A SPOT FOR YOU IN THE CLASS. THE DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
|Wednesday Jan 22, 2014 10:00 AM - Saturday Jan 25, 2014 2:00 PM | $99.00
500 William Street
Oakland, CA 94612
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|