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How to Do a One Person Show Workshop

Presented by Kelly Kinsella, New York Comedienne

Actor, writer, comedian, Kelly Kinsella, has written and produced four original and critically acclaimed one woman shows. While working as an interactive street performer at Walt Disney World, she penned Excuse Me, I Appear to Have Misplaced My Soul — a hit at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Upon moving to NYC Kelly needed to pay the rent and became a member of the Broadway wardrobe union. Years of working backstage became the inspiration for her work onstage. Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway was featured in BackstageNY as one of the top 20 performances on any New York stage that year. When Thoughts Attack, an honest and funny play about anxiety, can be seen every Sunday night at The Cell Theatre in Chelsea and at regional theatres and venues across the country. Kelly’s most recent play, How To Do a One Person Show was an official selection of the tenth annual soloNOVA Festival in NYC.

This class is an introduction to the art of solo performance. This is for the novice performer or writer looking for stimulus to begin the process of creating a one person show. IF the student has something he/she has been developing, then we will work on that. Student can prepare and/or will end up with three-five minutes of a monologue or performance. It is open to dramatic, comic, as well as musical and dance interpretation. In other words–artists of all backgrounds are welcome.

How To Do A One Person Show is a one woman show in the vein of a Ted Talks which attempts to explain how to actually do a one person show while simultaneously realizing that how not to do it is actually more entertaining! It is a meta theatrical experience in the vein of old school vaudeville which relies on audience reaction and celebrates the art form itself.

Place: The Women’s Theater; 1130 Knoll Road, Parsippany, NJ

Date of Workshop: Saturday, April 26th from 12 pm to 4 pm

Date of Your 5 min. Performance (for family/friends): Sun, April 27th at 3pm

Cost:  $150

To Register: Call 973-316-3033 or email info@womenstheater.org

Number of Participants: Limited to 10

Payment: Send check to Women’s Theater Company, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034