Creating a One-Person Show
Taught by Carla Cackowski
Dates: Saturdays 12-3pm, Begins September 27th, October 4th, 11th, ending on October 18th
Location: Space Station Casting Studios, Hollywood
950 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Email me for more information. (See "Contact Me, Why Not?" on Sidebar.)
Enrollment is limited to six students.
This four week workshop will tackle the creating, writing and marketing of a one person show. Whether you have an idea for a show, are looking for an idea for a show, or are hoping to re-work a show you’ve already performed, this workshop will give you the tools to obtain your goal. Each class consists of lecture, performance time, and personal feedback. There will be writing assignments each week for you to bring in and workshop in front of others. At month's end, you will leave this workshop with written material as well as a solid plan for what to do next!
Carla has written and performed four solo shows that have toured LA's theater circuit. Her most recent work, Sweatlodged, was a selection of the 2013 United Solo Fest in New York City. Carla has directed solo shows that have played at iO West, Comedy Central Stage, Hollywood Fringe Festival, and Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (2013). She will share her experience from the beginning of the process through completed project, as well as reveal the most important thing she does to ensure the completion of a show.
Carla has a real eye for bringing a piece alive. She not only made my show a complete theater piece, but was a true caretaker for me and the show itself. I can’t recommend her and her work and talent highly enough.
- Chris McGowan, writer/performer of "Life, the Universe, and Chris McGowan"
Carla's workshop is a warm, friendly and caring environment where you not only learn - but you are encouraged to let your creativity flow. I was so inspired that a little over a month after finishing the class, I had already finished a 30 minute version and performed my solo show to a sold out crowd!
- Darrin Yalacki, writer/performer of "Human Me-Sources"
Carla has a keen eye for the whole piece- the journey of the show and you as a performer. The audience response has been greater than I could have imagined. And! My show has been accepted into several comedy festivals!
-Chrissy Swinko, writer/performer of "#UGH: All of My Disappointments Located Conveniently in One Show"
*Please make sure you are able to make all dates as I am unable to allow for refunds.