Solo Performance Workshop at PTE


I am excited to be teaching a Solo Performance Workshop at PTE for thier spring semester. This is something I have wanted to get into for a long time, and I hope that this is just the first of many.  Because it is such a short class (only five weeks) it will be more about developing the skills that go into making a solo show, than developing actual shows. However, if you come with an idea in mind, this class will definitely help you jump start a new project. Here is the description of the class (and of me) that PTE sent out:

ALIX SOBLER teaching a great SOLO SHOW workshop for adult performers at PTE

This class will focus on learning and developing solo work, but because it is such a short class it is not about mounting a show. It is more about helping people find their voice, develop writing and performing skills and setting about creating larger works eventually.

April 21 – May 24, 2009 — Fun five-week classes to spice

up your spring!

The Solo Show

Course Code AS5

Tuesday, April 21 to May 19, 2009 7:00 pm -9:30pm

5 weeks $115.00 + $20.00 non-refundable registration fee

A great class for the performer who is developing a one-person show for a Fringe Festival or any other live performance venue.

Instructor Alix Sobler is an acclaimed Solo Performer and a skilled director and coach who will provide you with the inspiration, understanding and tools you need to create a successful Solo how.

Alix Sobler is a writer and performer who has been creating solo work for more than 10 years. She has written 5 solo shows, and toured four of them throughout the United States and Canada . Through humour and character work, her solo shows have addressed everything from STDs to the de-industrialization of North America . Her work can often be heard on CBC radio (Definitely Not The Opera, The Content Factory), including a one-hour special on The 204.  She is also a playwright and dramaturge and has worked with other solo performers like Trish Cooper , Jason Neufeld and Deb Filler. With a strong background in comedy and dramatic structure, Alix has taught many theatre and writing classes and looks forward to teaching the solo performance class at PTE. She studied solo performance at Brown University , where she earned a BA in performance and playwriting.

If you have ever considered doing solo performance, or are looking to develop a new show, this class might be just what you are looking for.

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