“I’m constantly recommending Seth Barrish to friends who are developing one person shows. Seth has an extraordinary understanding of the form. As far as I can tell, he’s the best.”
—Mike Birbiglia, Lucille Lortel Award Winner
“Without Seth, my one-woman show wouldn’t be half as rich in depth or half as funny. Seth seems to know that until you go deep, you can’t truly get to the humor, and working with him has helped my show take on a whole other dimension.” –Lisa Lampanelli
Ever wanted to write your own Solo Show? These courses, taught by Seth Barrish (director of solo shows including Martin Moran’s “The Tricky Part” and Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk With Me”) focus on storytelling, writing and performing your own show.
To be considered for our Solo Show classes, please submit a resume and description of the project to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not register for this class until approved. This class is designed for students who have an idea and ready to get serious about their piece, or who already have a show written and need to fine tune and work on performance components.
Solo Show I: Writing
4 Weeks / Online Class
In this 4-week class, students will begin crafting and writing their own solo show. The class begins with an overview of script analysis and story structure. Then, students will share an outline of their show for review and dramaturgy. During the last session, students will share a fully formed draft of an excerpt of their show. Please bring in your solo show (or ideas for a solo show), in whatever shape it is in, to the first class
Solo Show II: Performance
6 Weeks / Online Class
Prerequisite: Students must have completed Solo Show I: Writing or the 10-Week Solo Show I class.
In this 6-week class, students will continue to draft their solo show while focusing on performance, using The Barrow Group acting tools. The class culminates in a sharing of 5-10 minute excerpts of their pieces.
Solo Show Workshop I
This is offered as an 8 or 10 week class. It is writing and performance combined.
In this class, students will write and work on performance components of their solo show. The first few classes work on script analysis, story structure, creating an outline, and dramaturgy. Next, students will focus on perofrmance and are introduced to The Barrow Group acting tools. The class culminates in a sharing excerpts of pieces in our Studio Theatre. Please bring in your solo show (or ideas for a solo show), in whatever shape it is in, to the first class