New Course – Solo Show: Writing & Performing
Event on 2012-05-07 18:30:00
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Course Title: SOLO SHOW: Writing & Performing
Instructor: Jennifer Barclay
Dates: Six sessions, Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, May 7 – June 11, 2012
Venue: Mo`olelo@ The 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, 3rd floor rehearsal room & 4th floor cabaret
Class size: 8 – 12 students
In this class, you will begin to develop the script and performance for a one-person play. Your play may be autobiographical, biographical or fictional. It may have one character, or many– all of which you will play yourself. A solo show is a fantastic opportunity to not only stretch yourself as an actor, but to also take charge of your own material and opportunities in a way that actors rarely get to do. Class time will be a combination of writing exercises, performance exercises, and in-depth workshopping of each of your plays. We will go back and forth between the writing and performance processes of your plays, so that the plays will develop from your physicalized actor's instincts as well as your research, analysis and writing. Out of class opportunities will include reading of suggested solo performance texts and viewing recommended solo performance on video. This will help to give students a sense of the breadth of possibilities available in solo performance, and we will have in-class discussions of these texts and videos.
About the Instructor
Jennifer Barclay is an award-winning actor, playwright and teacher. As an actor, she has performed in Scotland, Austria, Chicago, California and New York, and has toured her one-woman show, Clearing Hedges, internationally. Her plays have been produced and developed by The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Steppenwolf, International Theatre of Vienna, Edinburgh Fringe, Kennedy Center, among others. She has won awards from The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, The Kennedy Center, The Pinter Review, Hawthorn den Castle, and Northwestern University. Jennifer is a graduate of Northwestern University (where she studied with Mary Zimmerman and Frank Galati) and UC San Diego (MFA in Theatre). She currently teaches at UC San Diego, Mira Costa College, South Coast Repertory, The Old Globe, and La Jolla Playhouse.