Play Three Characters With One Costume Piece

So many people responded to last week’s post on how to play multiple characters, I thought it would be fun to give you a quick demonstration on how to play three characters with just a folded piece of paper. It’s my very first one person show “You Must Pay The Rent” which I used to perform for adults as a …

How to Get in Shape for Your One Person Show

Entertaining an audience while on stage alone for an hour takes quite a bit of physical, mental and emotional stamina. I’ve found that the stronger my body is, the clearer my mind is and I can better handle the stress leading up to the show, as well as the nervousness that naturally comes just before I claim center stage. In …

Editing sizzle reel

7 Lessons Learned Editing My Sizzle Reel

7 Tips for Editing Your Promo Reel This week I created a promo reel to promote the Hollywood performance of Dancing with my Demons.  I thought I’d share the process with you. 1.  Like your material:  I chose 5 favorite monologues from my show. 2.  Tell a story:  I used the movement piece on the bed as the anchor to tell the …

Let Your Show Write Itself

Do you have a great idea for a one-person show, but don’t know how to start? In this video I’m going to share three super easy steps you can take TODAY to get your one person show from an idea to a reality. Shows you can watch: Eric Bogosian:  Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Sarah Jones:  One Woman, Many Voices