Date(s) - Jul 31 - Sep 11 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This class is currently sold out, we apologize for any inconvenience! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Solo, comedic performance can be terrifying, but it can also be thrilling. If you’ve ever had the desire to write and perform a piece for yourself or even write a full-blown, one-person show, this is the class for you. Over the course of six weeks, we will write, workshop, and ultimately perform solo pieces. Whether it’s storytelling, sketch comedy, character work, short plays or something else altogether, each student will leave the class with a fully realized 5-10 minute, heavily work-shopped and polished piece to perform. While we will run through exercises each week that focus on sharpening performance techniques, the class will be heavily geared towards the writing and performance of each individual piece. We will go through the iterative process of writing an outline, then a script, and then taking it to the stage for feedback from both the instructor and your fellow classmates. The class will be capped off with a showcase open to the public, at which students will perform their pieces in their final forms.
Whether you’ve been dying to write yourself a show or just want to improve your individual writing and performance skills, this class will give you the kick in the butt that you need!
Taught by: Jake Goldman. Jake is a comedian and writer, and has been doing so for over 15 years. He trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater in New York City and performed solo comedy and with various sketch and improv groups throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. While in New York, he hosted his own show Jake Goldman Presents (formerly Barrett & Goldman Present) at the infamous RiFiFi and frequently opened as a solo act for the late-night Slightly Known People show at the Green Room. His solo show, Psychadelic Wee Wa premiered at the 2014 Providence Fringe Festival and ran again at Wage House in 2016.
This course runs for 6 weeks, and each class is 3 hours long. Space is limited to 8 students.
Please be advised this class will include some light to moderate physical activity and require time spent outside of class independently writing and editing.
**only one absence is allowed for this course, please review the class dates below to confirm availability before registering**
Class dates, Tuesdays: 7/31, 8/7, *no class 8/14*, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11
Showcase dates: TBD