Solo Show & Storytelling Development Intensive
Instructor: Resident Playwright MT Cozzola
General Price $199
Prerequisite: Solo Show & Storytelling Fundamentals (or the Warrior Weekend), or permission of instructor
This workshop is for playwrights, actors, and storytellers with some story experience, who want to develop a solo show or long-form narrative. The focus is on personal stories, though you may also choose to work on a biographical or fictional piece.
Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to create and present work in progress, with the goal being to advance to production readiness--doing warmups and exercises intended to inspire and deepen your writing. In this intensive you will write hard, take risks, and listen big. Four sessions, with a break between classes 2 and 3, to facilitate additional writing and summer travel.
MT Cozzola is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her plays have been produced at Piven Theatre, the side project, 20% Theatre Company, The Fine Print, and elsewhere around Chicago, and her films have screen internationally. Her work has been called “haunting” (Time Out Chicago), "gleefully camp" (Revelation Perth International Film Festival), and "Scooby Doo camp meets Wes Anderson irony" (Hell’s Half Mile Music and Film Festival). She has received commissions from Step Up Productions, Shapeshifters Theatre, and Working Women’s History Project, as well as an Illinois Arts Council Award and numerous residencies. Her three-hander DANCE FOR BEGINNERS was a 2017 O'Neill semi-finalist, and her one-act ST. GEORGE ON THE BUS won Heartland Theatre’s 2015 New Plays from the Heartland Festival. MT is represented by the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency.
||June 19th - July 17th
||Prerequisite: Solo Show & Storytelling Fundamentals (or the Warrior Weekend), or permission of instructor
About the Solo Show Track
The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for writing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives.