It's All About You: A San Francisco Solo Show Intensive
Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a hit one-person show? In this weekend San Francisco solo show intensive, actress and writer Lauren Weedman (HBO’s Looking) will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience will be putty in your hands! In this class, you’ll learn how to transform personal events into compelling tales, how to spice up your truth with just the right lie, and how to pull your show together with a compelling theme. Through fun, in-class writing exercises and targeted feedback, you’ll build a treasure chest of images, moments, characters, and music that will provide the essential elements for your show. Lauren will also share her secrets for getting your show produced. By the end of this class, you’ll have laid the foundations for your solo-show, and it won’t be long before the audience is clapping and shouting, “Bravo!” just for you! Instructor: Lauren Weedman Lauren Weedman is an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. (“Homecoming”, “Amsterdam”, “If Ornaments Had Lips”, “Huu”, “Rash”, “Wreckage”, “Bust”, “No You. . .Shutup”, “What Went Wrong”). Her first show, “Homecoming” went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. “Bust”, about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several “best of the arts” across the nation. Her TV credits include Doris on HBO’s Looking, Horny Patty on HBO’s Hung, Arrested Development, New Girl, The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Film credits include Imagine That, Date Night and Judd Apatow’s A Five Year Engagement starring Jason Segal. Lauren Weedman’s new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, was published by Plume in March 2016 to rave reviews. Weedman’s first book, “A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe)”, is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007 and was optioned by Fox TV for a pilot. She’s also the host of the Moth Storytelling series. Dates: Saturday, October 15 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
When Marilyn Friedman first arrived in LA in 2004, she tried in vain to find a great writing class. She searched high and low, from Silverlake to Simi Valley. She braved cramped surroundings, stinky salads, lackluster writing prompts, and heavily medicated instructors. However, she realized that instead of looking for local writing classes, why not create her own for people to join her in. That's when she found her passion for teaching and writing. Almost ten years, hundreds of classes and three locations later she has built a community of amazing, supportive, and talented writers.
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