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Two-Day Solo Show Workshop with Comedy Central Stage Artistic Director Paul Stein
Phoenix Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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Two-Day Solo Show Workshop with Comedy Central Stage Artistic Director Paul Stein
Two days of workshops on how to take your solo show and turn it into a piece that best showcases your story and your specific gifts. Taught by Paul Stein, the former Associate Producer of the HBO Workspace and currently Artistic Director of the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood, this workshop will show you how to create and make decisive choices with your show... not obvious ones.  

Helpful to the beginner or experienced soloists, these workshops are for everyone from stand-up comedians to performers with more dramatic pieces. Mr. Stein's unique look at solo performance, gained from a dozen years of working with solo shows in Hollywood and at numerous festivals, will provide a perspective that cannot be missed.  

This workshop is proudly presented by W. Kamau Bell & The Solo Performance Workshop.

Saturday, December 5, 10am-1pm

TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR SCRIPT AND STORY

You have an idea, a good story or a finished draft.  Would you like to delve deeper?  Polish a script?  Or, make

an idea more dynamic from page to stage? This session will be active by doing: in-class, hands-on writing exercises by participants, Q & A on story and structure, text analysis and group discussion, as well as reading script examples and approaches from known soloists.  

     Cost: $50

     Class size: 20 students (max)  

     Perquisite: Please provide two-pages of written material and Bring a bag lunch.  


Sunday, December 6, 10am-1pm

WORKING WITH A DIRECTOR
(Rehearsing your material)  
How do you breakdown your script and adapt it to the stage? How can you make your performance vibrant?

What are you looking for from a director? This session will include performance tips, rehearsal exercises, staging techniques, and analysis of your material. Each participant will work onstage with an aspect of their craft.

     Cost: $50

     Class size: 20 students (max)

     Perquisite: Please provide two-pages of written material and Bring a bag lunch.

Notes
Each session is $50 or you can purchase both sessions for $75.



About Your Instructor - Paul Stein
 
Formerly, the Associate Producer of the HBO Workspace and Talent Consultant for the HBOs Comedy Festivals, Paul Stein has coordinated, produced, and seen -- hundreds of one-person shows.  Currently, Mr. Stein is the Artistic Director of the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood, a development venue sponsored by the network. As a director, Paul has staged numerous solo shows in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, including performances at the New York International Fringe, Summer Works Theatre Festival, Toronto International Fringe and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO.  As an instructor, he enjoys teaching his solo performance workshop at various theaters across the country.  He is a graduate of L.A.C.C. Theater Academy, Cal State University, Los Angeles; and was the Artistic Director of Moving Arts, an ensemble company dedicated to producing new plays and theatre works.  He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and SDC.

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Phoenix Theatre
414 Mason Street @ Geary
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


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Education

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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