Added on April 15, Blog. So you want to write a one-person show? Know why? Because they were able to weave their stories together—whether they were personal, social or political—into a structurally sound, connected piece with a beginning, middle and end. They did this seamlessly.
One Man Show
How to Put On Your Own One Person Show | Writing Portfolio, Select Scripts by Andrea Kittelson
Settled with husband, Harry; settled into their comfortable house in a small cul-de-sac; settled with her circle of friends and settled with her high standards of behaviour. When something unsettling though happens to one of her friends, the effect of it builds up a tidal wave around her which smashes through her comfy existence, destroying it forever. She travels with baby Eve, a slowly dwindling mountain of baggage and a distinct lack of self-esteem on a somewhat fraught train journey to see her grown-up son. Through this catalyst she attends drama school and afterwards lands an acting job touring Welsh schools, both of which provide her with valuable new life skills. Her bubble is burst though, when she gets no more acting jobs and has to retrun to the factory.
Creating My One-Person Show: What I Learned Writing, Producing & Performing Solo Theatre
A solo performance , sometimes referred to as a one-man show or one-woman show , features a single person telling a story for an audience, typically for the purpose of entertainment. This type of performance comes in many varieties, including autobiographical creations, comedy acts, novel adaptations, vaudeville, poetry, music and dance. Solo performance is used to encompass the broad term of a single person performing for an audience. Some key traits of solo performance can include the lack of the fourth wall and audience participation or involvement. Solo performance does not need to be written, performed and produced by a single person—a solo performance production may utilize directors, writers, designers and composers to bring the piece to life on a stage.
Well, if you sit around waiting for that kind of lightning to strike, you just may never write anything. Others I know just have a hard time staring at a blank screen and getting those fingers to start clickity-clacking away. Why not write a show about a subject you know better than anyone? STEP 1: Grab your phone. Turn on the recording app, and tell a story from your life.