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Solo Theatre

Seven theatre practitioners share their experiences working on and creating solo performance pieces.

Doing it Alone And In the Dark
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Doing it Alone And In the Dark

14 February 2015

Scottee shares the inner workings of a solo performer’s mind, and offers advice for those who may be venturing into the art form.

Producing Solo Shows
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Producing Solo Shows

A Cast of One but a Company of Many

13 February 2015

Eva Price tackles solo theatre from a commercial producer’s perspective, encountering all the classic challenges, and new ones that arise because of the art form. 

An Art for the Commons in a Commons for the Arts
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An Art for the Commons in a Commons for the Arts

12 February 2015

Michael Milligan explores the bare minimum needed to make solo theatre, as well as the grassroots nature of it, and what can happen when you collaborate with people who are deeply passionate, though perhaps not artists.

Thoughts on Directing a Solo Show
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Thoughts on Directing a Solo Show

11 February 2015

Director Seth Barrish talks about the process of directing a solo show.

Where the Ache for Speech Resides
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Where the Ache for Speech Resides

10 February 2015

Deb Margolin explores what it is to teach solo theatre, and the difference between an act of personal revelation and an act of performance.

Letters to a Young Solo Show Artist
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Letters to a Young Solo Show Artist

9 February 2015

Matt Hoverman outlines the process of creating a solo show in a series of letters with an aspiring solo performer.

Theatre of Transformation
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Theatre of Transformation

9 February 2015

Scott Wesley Slavin kicks off our week on solo theatre, exploring vulnerability, therapy, one-to-one relationships, and defiance. He asks, “What is solo theatre? What could it be?”