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EPIC Solo Showdown: Create a Feature-Length Solo/Comedy [Summer Intensive]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – Sun, Aug 6, 2017, 10:00 PM PDT
"Dear Alicia Starlight, I call you Starlight because you guide me home like the North Star. Your teaching has given me a new creative birth." -Solo Showdown Workshop Participant
You will create a feature-length performance (30-40 minute) over a series of 3 live in-person weekends from June 23 - Aug 5 in Oakland, CA, culminating in a final performance at the end. We'll meet weekly via Skype in between weekends, so fly in and join this workshop no matter where you live!
If you are called to get on stage, to tell your story, to make people laugh, and you're ready to make it real, this workshop will take you, step-by-step from perhaps a vague notion to an actualized full-length solo performance or comedy show.
We will hold your hand and kick your butt at the same time, which is why people take this workshop again and again.
Whether you want to write a standup routine about kittens, a TED Talk or keynote speech about the plastic bag island in the Pacific, or an inspirational story about how your life has unfolded, the supportive atmosphere and the high caliber of students here will bring your piece to life.
There hasn't been a more important time to raise our voices in recent history. We'll form a socially, spiritually, and politically progressive group of professional performers, and we will have a ball together!
Solo Showdown Epic is a journey into the mystery of YOU, that culminates in a full-length final performance of your solo work, standup set, or comic monologue. In an intimate, small group (12 people max), you'll be discovering your unique voice, finding and honing your story, and bringing your work to life to move people in a way you may never have imagined possible.
The workshop includes things like improv exercises, supportive discussion about your piece and time on stage to create. It’s one part comedy, one part group therapy, one part alchemy. All parts good.
Come for the knock-down, drag-out, full self-expression with the full range of human emotion. Stay for the fun and connection. Leave with a feature-length (30-40 minute) videotaped show you can perform at conferences, workshops, theaters, concerts, clubs, tours, and more. Your Epic Hero’s Journey begins here.
Weekend 1: Deep Dive Exploration, Improvisation, & Comedy
Weekend 2: Workshopping a Draft, Editing & Honing Writing
Weekend 3: Polishing & Performing
What Students are Saying
"This class has been a game-changer."
"Sometimes the lessons she teaches are so profound, that I'm a bit amazed at what just happened."
"I love what she brings and the space she holds. She CARES so deeply. All the time, bringing out the best in us."
“I’m blown away. She sees the potential and very eloquently and gracefully guides students. I just love her approach. She's created a beautiful container for the essence of who we are to emerge.”
“Alicia is a brilliant facilitator. I'm grateful for her for her skill, her care, her gentleness, her power and her wisdom.”
About Alicia's Students
People who have worked with Alicia have appeared on Broadway, on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, headlined The Improv in LA, started theatre companies, been featured on TED Talks that have gone viral, led troupes dancing in Carnaval, performed on musical stages internationally, acted in professional theatre productions, performed at The Moth NYC, and been featured artists on NPR. Her students have incorporated standup comedy, storytelling, poetry, singing, dancing, and performance art into their work.
Solo Showdown Epic Begins June 23, 2017
3 Epic Live Weekends of Performance Workshop
6 Epic Evening Classes (via Skype)
3 Private Coaching Sessions with Alicia
1 Epic Buddy to help support you on your journey
1 Final Epic Performance you'll invite your friends & family to
1 Video of Your Final Full-Length Epic Performance
1 Crazy Ride
June 23-25 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am - 7 pm)
July 14-16 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am - 7 pm)
August 4-6 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10 am - 7 pm)
Plus: 6 Evening Sessions via Skype, 7 - 9 pm Pacific Time (Tuesdays, most likely)
Final Performances during the last weekend in Aug 5 & 6, 2017
Studio located a few blocks from Rockridge BART in Oakland, CA
Space is limited to 12 students, and the class is expected to fill quickly. [Workshops pretty much always sell out.]
$1,997 - Pay in full by May 1, 2017
$2,997 - Pay in full by June 15, 2017
When I see a concert, a play, a speaker, or a comedian, I want to be moved. I want to leave different than when I came in. For the better. Whether that's having laughed my head off or crying out that hard-to-reach tear. To me, brilliant performers, not only share what they're authentically thinking, they share what they're really, truly feeling. And now, more than any time in human evolution, it's vital we bring all of who we are. Turns out, any human who is dedicated to the truth and who shows up fully, can do this, and I can show you how.