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SPW & Paul Stein present How to Crush at The Fringe & Working w/ a Solo DIrector 2 WORKSHOPS
Stage Werx Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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SPW & Paul Stein present How to Crush at The Fringe & Working w/ a Solo DIrector 2 WORKSHOPS
W. Kamau Bell & Solo Performance Workshop Present:  

SOLO PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE with Director Paul Stein (Two Options)

WORKING WITH A DIRECTOR:  Rehearsing and developing your material One on One!

December 11, 10am-1pm OR December 12, 2p-5p

As a soloist, how do you breakdown your script and adapt it to the stage?  How can you make your performance engaging and vibrant?  What are you looking for from a director? This workshop intensive will include performance tips, rehearsal exercises, staging techniques, and analysis of your material. Each participant will work onstage with an aspect of their craft.

Taught by Paul Stein, the former Associate Producer of the HBO Workspace and currently Artistic Director of the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood, these intensives 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 perspective that cannot be missed.

Prerequisite: Please provide pages of written material for the rehearsal workshop.

Participants are welcome to purchase both blocks as they want. If you want to come to two group classes, please bring different solo pieces or excerpts from the same piece to work on each day.

About Your Instructor
Formerly, the Associate Producer of the HBO Workspace and Talent Consultant for the HBO's Comedy Festivals, Paul Stein has coordinated, produced, directed and seen hundreds and 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 soloNova Festival, NY International Fringe, Summer Works Theatre Festival, Toronto 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 dedicated to producing new plays and theatre works.  He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and SDC.


December 11, 2p-5p

What is a successful fringe theater show?  Which Fringe Festival should I apply to?  How do you create, market, and run a solo show or theater presentation at a Fringe?  Find out if Fringe Festivals are a path to fame fortune from two experienced professionals. This is marketing discussion-type workshops that will offer strategy tips on how-to approach performance festivals.  Helpful to the beginner and/or advanced, experienced performer.
Workshop panelists include:

Paul Stein (See Bio Above)

Antonio Sacre, fringe performer veteran of over 20 fringe festivals nationwide, presents the how and the how not to fringe, as well as asking, to fringe or not to fringe? And if you must, learn from his mistakes.  Or come and tell him how to do it better.

*Not Really, but we will teach you how to not lose your shirt... or your mind.



Stage Werx Theatre
533 Sutter Street (at Powell)
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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