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Solo Performance Lab Level II - Spring 11

Laura Zam

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

 Solo Performance Lab Level II - Spring 11

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Solo Performance Lab

Level Two

Are you Interested in Creating a Full-Length Show?

This workshop takes students through the process of creating a one-person show.  We will spend 12 weeks exploring the basic ingredients needed to create a full-length solo performance: cohesive overall structure, refined individual scenes, performance choices, and character work. Only open to students who have completed Level I Solo Performance (and Presentation) Lab or those admitted by special permission.

To allow enough time for significant writing between sessions, we will meet every OTHER week.   During the 12th week, we will have an informal reading of the pieces, wherever they are in development: open to invited guests. The readings  allow the student to further develop their pieces with audience feedback -- an essential part of any playwriting process!

Depending on the student, final pieces may range anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes. 


These are the dates.  All Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:30 pm


April 13
April 27
May 25
June 8
June 22
Reading the week of June 29





Also included:

  • One one-on-one phone session with instructor (approximately 45 minutes)
  • One public presentation where you can try out your new skills in front of friends and family (free of charge and refreshments served too)
  • Amazing discount on one--on-one coaching (1/2 price!)
  • Classes limited to 12 students to optimize personal attention

Questions? Give a call: (202) 431-6448.

Have questions about Solo Performance Lab Level II - Spring 11? Contact Laura Zam


Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Laura Zam

Laura Zam is an award-winning writer, performer, and educator.  Praise in the Washington post described her work as “beautiful,” smart,” and “funny.” To date, Laura has created seven one-person plays, which she has performed Off-Broadway, internationally, and across the US, including Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, and The Kennedy Center as well as The Public Theater, Dixon Place, and Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York.  Her newest solo piece, Married Sex, was commissioned by Theater J, where it had a workshop production before being performed this past summer in the New York International Fringe Festival. In November, it will be performed Off-Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row. Laura is currently turning this play into a media project that inlcludes a memoir, essays, a blog, ebooks, public speaking, and touring performances.  Her touring play Collaterally Damaged has been seen at colleges, festivals, conferences, professional development events, schools, and libraries across the U.S. Through this play, Laura raises awareness about the aftermath of war. Laura has published extensively, including dramatic writing and stories appearing in six book anthologies. She's published essays and articles in Velvet Magazine, Time Out Prague, and others. Awards: Semi-Finalist O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Amiri Baraka Literary Prize, a Tennesee Williams Fellowship, Open Society Fund grant (Soros Foundation), and an Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  Also an arts educator specializing in healing, Laura has worked with trauma survivors all over the world, including teens from the Middle East, wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and survivors of sexual abuse. Recently, she was invited to work with female military veterans at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.  Laura has a B.A. in Theatre from Brooklyn College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brown University. She has taught at Brown University, UC Berkeley and George Mason University, among others. For more information, visit


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