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Solo Show & Storytelling Foundations ONLINE (Winter 2018)

  • 11 Dec 2018
  • 29 Jan 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 11 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:45 PM
  • 18 Dec 2018, 6:30 PM 9:45 PM
  • 08 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:45 PM
  • 15 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:45 PM
  • 22 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:45 PM
  • 29 Jan 2019, 6:30 PM 9:45 PM
  • Online
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  • This registration is for students new to Chicago Dramatists.

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Solo Show & Storytelling Foundations Online
Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

This  class is designed for storytellers, solo artists, actors, stand-ups, and playwrights of all levels- from those who are thinking about writing a one-person play or long form-story to those who are in the final stages of polishing one.

We will focus on developing the tools and techniques for:

  1. finding your voice and the voice of the story
  2. designing the Story/Solo plot structure;
  3. Techniques to manipulate the storyteller/audience relationship
  4. Character development and writing multiple character scenes; 
  5.  The 14 styles of Solo & Story pieces. 
  6. Creative and nontraditional use of timelines, plot lines, and stories.
  7. Most importantly this workshop will focus on developing your unique style. In class exercises, one on one coaching.  
This class is designed to serve you and your personal creative goals. We will have big fun!

Prerequisite: None

Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Tuesdays
Start/End Date Dec 11 - Jan 29
Time Slot 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Notes Does not meet 12/25 or 1/1.

About the Solo Show & Storytelling Track

The Solo Show track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for developing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives. The courses include:

  • Solo & Storytelling Bootcamp
  • Solo & Storytelling Fundamentals
  • Solo & Storytelling Intensive
  • Marketing and Producing Your Solo Show
  • Solo & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
  • Live Storytelling

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