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Infinite Writing Winter Session

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Actors Comedy Studio

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INFINITE WRITING
6 Tuesday Evenings
January 22, 29 & February 4, 11, 18, 25

The workshop is perfect for anyone working on stand-up, storytelling, spoken word, content creation or memoir. And anyone with an unexpressed creative urge. Yearning to know their story, to be funnier. Musicians, lawyers, teachers and directors have all flocked to this class to hone their story sense, timing and connection to the most essential creative selves.

Beth is the creator of the legendary UnCabaret and works as a writer, comedian, producer, host and actor (see below) as well as a teacher, creative consultant and a professional muse. She’s helped thousands of people fulfill their dreams, find their life purpose while getting funnier and having more fun.

In this workshop Beth helps you uncover your most authentic and compelling stories and develop the techniques to help them reach their comedic capacity. To distill your point of view. And figure out where in the marketplace it will most flourish.

Infinite Writing refers to the infinite loops of creative energy built from looping between writing and performing. Working material out its feet, whether or not you are planning to perform it breathes life into your writing. And then bearing down on the work at home, with writing, helps the material gain depth.

Beth has been helping creatives grow their careers for almost 16 years. Her particular areas of expertise are teasing the most personal funny out of anyone. Helping comedians find their unique comedic perspective. Helping writers find the golden vein of their stories, and figuring out what to do with them in the marketplace. Helping all creatives find their own personal sutra. The thread that carries through all of their work. She is especially adept at helping creatives surf transitional periods in their creative lives.

Her first inclination that she might be good at teaching and coaching came when her friend Jessica Bendinger was at a crossroads and shared a handful of projects she night pursue. The cheerleading story Beth said with assurance. Fade out fade in.... Bring It On.

Since then Beth's taught both independently and at institutions such as UCLA Extension, Second City Chicago, Skirball Cultural Center, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. She also speaks on creativity and comedy and has appeared at Brown University, The University of Iowa, A Place of Peace and more.

Her students have gone on to succeed in stand up careers, TV writing, screenwriting, publishing books, one person shows, teaching, web series, acting careers, producing and better lives.

Beth also works one-on-one with private clients. This work is very effective for longer projects, clients outside of Los Angeles, clients who require privacy and creatives with high powered day jobs needing more flexibility. Beth has worked this way with big name stars, bloggers, lawyers, comedians and more. Email beth@uncabaret.com to schedule a free 15 minute assessment call.

Beth's general principles have helped both writers and performers get past creative blocks, through overwhelm, past plateaus and to break free from work that isn't quite funny but definitely comedy adjacent.

beth on stage

WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS IN THE WORKSHOP?

It’s almost impossibly simple.
And impossibly effective.

Beth opens each class with inspiration and instruction on comedy, writing, performing and process. Then she answers questions about technique, work flow, career strategies and specific writing and performing challenges , opportunities and focuses on helping you set and achieve goals.

Then each participant gets 10 minutes of focused one on one time with Beth.

Generally the time is divided into 5 minutes at the mic and five minutes of Beth’s detailed notes. Ongoing students might spend more time at the mic and less time with notes because they will already have shorthand with Beth.

Time at the mic (no mic is required if you’d rather simply sit and talk) can be a stand up set, reading a new piece, working from bullet points or working with Beth on a question and answer format. The only thing that isn’t generally very effective is working on the same five minute chunk over and over. This is a workshop intended to help you discover a broad range of material, your own themes, your biggest story, how to develop new material and how to make material work better first time out. It is a great place for risk taking. For finding your creative edge. For venturing into the unknown whch is where everything exciting happens. There are tons of classes to help you hone a tight five minute set. If you have done those and are looking to go deeper, jump to the next level, take creative leaps, get to your funniest self, you have found the right place.

Beth’s notes cover what worked and why, what didn’t work so well and why not. Why something was or wasn’t funny. Why something was or wasn’t a great new direction. Suggestions for what to work on in the coming week and individual assignments for the next class.

Beth BIO

Beth is a visionary and a muse. She works as a writer, producer, actor host and is the creator of the legendary UnCabaret. Read about that in a rcent Variety review of the 25th Anniversary Show. And in her LA Weekly cover story.

Beth has hosted and produced UnCabaret on Comedy Central, Amazon, Comedy World Radio. Additionally she has toured her critically acclaimed one woman shows internationally, in theatres, clubs, colleges and art centers. She has worked extensively in comedy clubs in Los Angeles and New York. She's appeared as a personality on CNN, NPR, Politically Incorrect. She's acted in 'Sex and The City', 'Will and Grace' and co-stars in the forthcoming 'Dylan Brody Project'. Her first book "Did I Wake You? Haiku for Modern Living" was publishd by Soft Skull Press to critical Acclaim and she's has written for O Magazine, The LA Times, Time Magazine and more.

Connect with her on social. Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. IMDB.

"Beth's class was a wonderful and supportive catalyst, and my one-man show feels much more real now. Highly recommended." ALEXANDER NEMSER

"I took Infinite Writing to work with a master comedienne, also known for nurturing the careers of countless other successful entertainers. Beth’s knowledge about how to "make it" in LA at every level is phenomenal. Her method of helping students craft their stories and performances is clearly informed by over 25 years of experience. It's also highly individualized and magical. I was inspired to write and perform new pieces weekly; and left with new-found confidence in what makes me unique." JANE ALCALA

"Beth gives great notes. She’s insightful, whip smart and she goes deep to move you forward in your writing." DANA JOY ALTMAN

"Beth is a superhero dedicated to fighting the evil that is untapped creative potential! Beth skillfully guided me out of the weeds when helping out on my pilot script. Brainstorming with Beth will transform whatever you’re working on into a truer version of itself - and here’s the bonus - you’ll have a tremendous amount of fun!" MONIQUE REYMOND

"You need alt comedy swami, Beth Lapides!" LA WEEKLY

"She has a mic and she knows how to use it." THE LA TIMES

"Hilarious!" NPR

"Beth provides a safe container to blossom the essential self. She is a consummate muse; funny, loving, insightful, kind. In short, she is a comedic sage goddess." MELANIE LUTZ WRITER/DIRECTOR/LOVE ACTIVIST

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email info@uncabaret.com and set up at free 10 minute call with Beth.

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