How to get from "I have this idea for a one-person show" to "I have a complete one-person show people will actually enjoy!"
Most comedians, writers, and performers have an idea for a show they'd love to do if they had the stage to themselves, the pet project that never quite gets started. Often it's because other opportunities take priority, or other projects are easier to take from concept to execution. Sometimes it's fear of failure or just a lack of motivation. But what happens once you make the decision to go ahead and do it?
In "Writing the Solo Show," you'll get practical advice on getting started, challenging and improving your concept, and on avoiding typical pitfalls. The goal of the workshop is to give you a process and the confidence to get to work on your show. While we'll focus primarily on the process of creating the show, we'll also discuss strategies for getting useful feedback, getting your show up onstage, and responding to your audience.
David Mogolov is a comedian and writer who has been performing solo shows for over a decade. His most recent, Dumber Faster (the Cambridge Day recommended it as a "master class in hyperloquacious cynicism“), debuted at FringeNYC and was selected as part of the Best of FringeNYC collection published by Indie Theater Now. His shows have been performed at New York's FRIGID festival and Chicago's Single File Festival. David's been teaching writing for years, and was the director of ImprovBoston's sketch comedy program for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He is the creator of Unauthorized Facebook Biography, the most important resource on the internet.