Develop Your Solo Show with Michelle Matlock

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March 18-30, 2024   

Cost:  $1150  (some partial scholarships available)
Bundle with Master Class Series: $1450

What is it?
A collaborative experience designed for anyone ready to develop new material and captivate an audience with a solo performance. Whether you're a seasoned actor, dancer, clown, circus artist, musician, or a novice looking to explore the art of solo performance, this workshop is your opportunity to make it happen. 

What to expect:
Under the guidance of Michelle Matlock, embark on a 12-day journey that blends writing sessions, theater games, physical acting exercises, movement, improv, 1:1 coaching and thought-provoking discussions. This isn't just a workshop; it's a creative process that will elevate your solo performance to new heights. The only requirement is that you bring an IDEA. It can be a prop, a movement, a lesson plan, a speech, a poem, a word, a thought.

The intensive days will be full. An sample day will begin in the morning with a group warmup and be followed by workshop. After lunch, you'll have 1:1 coaching and/or writing retreats.  After a dinner break, workshops continue. there will be some time for you to connect with the nature here in redwood country, only a few minutes from the coast.  At the end of two weeks, you'll share part of your work with an invited audience.

Why should you join?
Give yourself the gift of time and space to develop your work in a gorgeous location free from distractions. Learn how to tell a compelling story, present your unique ideas, unlock your creativity or simply express yourself. Expand and grow material that you already have. Are you ready to stand alone on stage and make an impact? 

 Your journey includes: 

  • Skill development in physical acting, storytelling, and communication.
  • Developing and mastering your creative process. 
  • Building confidence in your solo abilities. 
  • Crafting material that resonates with your audience. 
  • Exploring and developing unique characters. 
  • Finding motivation for a personal and impactful performance. 

Why is this workshop special? 
Experience a safe and open space that encourages exploration without judgment. Your individual needs are at the forefront, ensuring a personalized journey tailored just for you. This isn't just about learning; it's about unleashing your potential.

What's in it for you? 

  • Showcase your work at Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theater. This intensive will conclude with a Work In Progress Showcase with each participant showing up to 15 minutes of new material for an invited audience.
  • Receive a digital video of your own performance. 
  • Network with like-minded artists for potential collaborations. 
  • Personal growth beyond technical skills.

What does registration cover?
Registration costs cover tuition for the course. Participants must cover their own transportation and housing; the school has a resource list to help you identify housing options.

About Michelle

Michelle N. Matlock (She/They) is a performing artist, teacher, producer, director and creative coach. Most recently she was awarded a 2023 NEA grant through KCFringe Presents to revive her critically acclaimed solo show, The Mammy Project. Her solo show has travelled to universities and theaters across the United States, Canada and South America. She has been performing for over 20 years and has had the pleasure of creating original characters for Cirque du Soleil, Circus Amok, and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Other notable experiences have been teaching as Adjunct Faculty at Dell’Arte International, Clown Gym, Laughter League and directing the clowns of Circus Bella in San Francisco. Michelle currently resides in Tacoma, WA.

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